Set your Web browsers to “stun”…it’s the online holiday shopping season. Here are ten tips for surviving it without getting yourself p4wn3d

Cyber Monday is billed as the biggest online shopping day of
the year, with deep discounts from online merchants. But the truth is
that your online shopping isn’t anywhere near done now that its passed, any more than your in store shopping is done now that the 3:00 AM Black Friday door buster stampede has rumbled by. Of course,
cyber criminals and scam artists know this.

Cyber Monday is billed as the biggest online shopping day of
the year, with deep discounts from online merchants. But the truth is
that your online shopping isn’t anywhere near done now that its passed, any more than your in store shopping is done now that the 3:00 AM Black Friday door buster stampede has rumbled by. Of course,
cyber criminals and scam artists know this. We reported way back in October that
spammers were bulking up their botnets in anticipation of the holiday shopping
rush
. Those botnets are ripped and ready with holiday-themed phishing
attacks, drive by downloads and other scams and they’ll be rolling all month long. But there’s no need to panic. With a modicum of smarts and
security-savvy, you can nab that Pillow Pet or Sing-a-ma-jig you’ve got your
eye on without coughing up the details of your financial life in the process.
To help you stay safe online, here’s our Ten Steps to Safe Holiday
Shopping.

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