Quick Tip: Be wary and alert while shopping online.

Why: It’s Holiday Season for the bad guys too, but not the way you might think. Cybercriminals go into scam-overdrive mode and plan on getting rich with your money. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are known for being the busiest online shopping days, but we bet you still have a lot of online shopping left to do.

Here are this year’s Top 10 Holiday Cybersecurity Alert Tips:

  1. Keep all devices in the office and at home up to date with basic security measures to lessen your chance of becoming the victim.
  2. Only connect to known Wi-Fi networks; beware of network names that have typos or extra characters.
  3. Use strong, unique passwords for all accounts. This is a good time to update passwords!
  4. Be safe on all social media—don’t overshare and take the time to review your privacy settings on the platforms you use.
  5. Keep an eye on your bank accounts and monitor your credit report regularly.
  6. Be careful with messages regarding shipping changes. Always use retailers’ official websites to stay updated.
  7. Watch out for holiday e-greeting cards that may not be from the sender you think! Don’t open these unless you’re certain you can trust who they came from.
  8. Keep devices in view (or know where they are) throughout the course of all holiday travel.
  9. Pay close attention to the websites you visit and shop on. It’s safest to only use those you trust.
  10. Be wary of ads, giveaways, and contests that seem too good to be true. These run rampant during the holiday season!

Contact IT Radix here for more information on staying safe online this holiday season!