With the crowded streets and malls, people opted to shop online this holiday season. However, it also makes them vulnerable to cybercrimes. OCIO shares some safety tips on how to stay secured when shopping online this holiday season. Among these tips, include safeguarding information such as credit card details and other personal info. It is discouraged to use free and public Wi-Fi, as they are not secured network, especially when it comes to online purchasing. Experts advise customers to shop at trusted and few online stores during holidays to track purchasing activities. It is also advised to monitor your account for any suspicious activity.
Source: The Lantern
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine called online users to be watchful of their passwords and online accounts to keep safe from cybercriminals. This appeal surfaced after news about Russian hackers get into 1.2 billion email accounts and passwords worldwide. DeWine presented some tips such as changing passwords frequently as much as possible and monitor their accounts. He said it is advisable to have different passwords for different accounts. When it comes to passwords, it is wise to use long and complex ones by including special characters and number combinations. One’s password must not also be stored on notes, smartphones or computers. He further advised to monitor online accounts and emails for possible discrepancies.
Source: The VW Independent