News about stolen personal data in Target, Home Depot and eBay made millions of Americans worried about the personal information they provide during online shopping. During holiday season, it is very important to stay safe whenever purchasing online. First thing to take into consideration is to use credit and not debit cards as the later is more risky during payment. Check ATMs before any transaction. Next thing is to store banking information safe—and that means not on websites.
Be careful in using shared information like cloud sharing. Use trusted websites only. Use encrypted connection, or those websites with HTTPS at the beginning. Always authenticate everything. There are several ways to do it and change password regularly.