The 11.11 or Single's Day sale of many online shopping sites probably has you adding-to-cart the past few days, but while you're busy planning the best deals you'll score, you may also take one moment to secure your accounts.
According to internet security company Kaspersky, 2018 has seen a "spike in financial phishing attacks before the big Singles' Day sale, rising to 950,000 a day, which is almost three times the average of 350,000 on other months.
Because of this, Kaspersky advices everyone to secure private information, and to be more vigilant in watching out for anything out of the ordinary when purchasing items online. Here are a few ways:
1. Always check links.
Spam folders always work overtime when it comes to filtering email, but sometimes, a couple of rogue messeges come through. Before you click on what seems to be a legit discount offer, make sure that the link that you'll be directed to is actually your favorite online store's real webpage, and not an embedded hyperlink towards a fake site. You can do this by first hovering your cursor over the link—oftentimes, browsers show you the address either at the bottom of the window or right below the link itself.
2. Make sure that you're buying from a legit store on an ecommerce site...
...And make sure that the ecommerce site is legit as well. Always check sites you're being redirected to as well.
3. Make sure to use different passwords for different websites to avoid being hacked.
You can use a password manager, create codes that you can easily remember in your head, or simply write them down a notebook which you can keep in a secure place.
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