National Cyber Security Alliance executive director Michael Kaiser provided tips for a scam-free holiday online shopping. According to him, scammers lure their victims by offering incredibly low-priced products. When you encounter this, immediately turn it down. He also encouraged online shoppers to use secured connections and websites.
When making online payments, it is better to use third party payment like Amazon Payments, Apple Pay or PayPal to minimize the chance of inputting your credit card information. It is also good to check on reviews for vendors, especially when you are buying from an unfamiliar store. Lastly, monitor your accounts regularly.
Source: Seattle Times
Head of Global Developer Advocacy at PayPal and Braintree, Jonathan Leblanc said that for online security to be secured, it could be embedded to each person – something like an injectable. But it is too far to talk about the future. For the mean time, the world must face the present problems of online security, which boils down to password protection. Leblanc encourages people to use the strongest possible password because it is every online account’s weakness. Another mistake that people commit is linking all of their accounts into a single email account, giving hackers a wide avenue to access all accounts using a single email. The future of technology is really uncertain, but your online safety clearly depends on you.
Source: Meme Burn