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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To Prevent Cybercrime, Think Like a Cybercriminal

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As you sit at your computer, have you ever thought about how someone could gain access to your PC and online accounts by exploiting some weakness or loophole? If that thought has never crossed your mind, now is a good time to start thinking about it. After all, if you’re not taking time to identify and address potential weaknesses and loopholes, cybercriminals are sure to take full advantage of them and make you an easy victim of cybercrime.
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Heading Back to School? Don’t Forget About Your PC Security Basics!

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You’re hanging out in a campus coffee shop, surfing the Internet on a public WiFi network. You’re paying bills, reading email, and posting some funny photos taken in your dorm room last night.

And with each of those activities, you’re a potential target for cybercriminals, viruses, spyware, and other threats.
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