Prevent Financial Info. from Getting Into the Wrong Hands This Holiday Season
While there's no way to absolutely, positively stay 100% safe online, taking a few steps can ensure your sensitive information remains available for your eyes only. It's your money and you work hard for it. So take these 3 preventative steps below to make sure it stays where it should!
- Only Shop / Donate on Secure Websites. Before you type your credit card into a website, ensure its secure. Look for https:// in the address bar of your web browser when you're checking out.
- Avoid Financial Transactions Over Public Wifi. You can't guarantee that free or shared Wifi access is secure. It's ok to connect for browsing the web, but avoid financial transactions on these connections.
- Use a Secure Network for Financial Transactions. Protect your computer with a firewall, antivirus, and anti-spyware software.