• Watch out for online scams
o Be wary of deals that are too good to be true. Scammers often sneak “malvertising” with legitimate ads on the web.
o Avoid pop ups or offers with free downloads.
o Be wary of clicking on links. If a link seems to take you to a legitimate retailer, type the URL, don’t click the link.
• Shop securely
o Be sure that the URL starts with “https” or a green lock shows on your browser before you make your online order.
o Research online retailers that are you are not familiar with before you order.
o Don’t do any online shopping through public Wi-Fi networks. Use your secure network at home (or work if the boss isn’t looking).
• Use two-factor authentication
o Two-factor authentication adds a step to ensure that you are you (http://www.cnet.com/news/two-factor-authentication-what-you-need-to-know-faq/).
• Be sure your antivirus, antimalware, web browser and firewall are all up to date