Stay Safe This Shopping Season with These Security Tips

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It’s that time of the year again where consumers begin their hunt for the best shopping deals. As consumers meticulously compare prices and products from online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores, it’s important that you put in the same amount of attention into online security.

We’ve compiled a list of online shopping security tips you can put into practice, so that you can safely cross off your shopping list!
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Credit Card Breaches Happen: What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

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Target, The Home Depot, and Kmart are just a few companies that were hit by a recent credit card breach. And the undeniable truth is it’s only a matter of time before another company makes headline news.

With the holiday season just around the corner, finding the perfect gift is on the minds of many consumers. In spite of the massive credit card breaches that have happened this year, a recent study by Deloitte found that while 42 percent of consumers are concerned about their personal data when making in-store purchases, 56 percent will still shop at retailers that have experienced a data breach. What this implies is that many consumers have accepted credit card breaches to be the norm.

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The Benefits and Security Risks of the Internet of Things

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing our everyday lives.

The term Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the interconnection of uniquely identifiable devices within the existing Internet infrastructure. In more simple terms, it’s an environment where Internet-connected devices and sensors communicate with each other to perform a designated task. The end result is automation, efficiency, safety, and convenience- just to name a few.
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Dawn of the Evil Malware: Signs Your PC Has Been Infected

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Malware is everywhere. From seemingly safe websites to the USB drive you plug into your computer, your PC could be infected by malware in the blink of an eye.
Fortunately, employing PC security software and being vigilant can go a long way in preventing your PC from being infected.

Could your PC fall victim to a malware infection? Learn the symptoms of an infected PC and what you can do to protect yourself!
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Is Your Free Antivirus Really Protecting You?

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Most consumers are aware that they need an antivirus on their PC. While there is a huge selection of solutions that consumers can choose from, typically they select free solutions from popular vendors that their friends recommend. After all, the more popular an antivirus is, the better protection it must offer, right?
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