Billions of dollars will be spent online by the end of the year. You will love it, but cyber criminals too. Make sure you’re not a victim. Despite the fact Black Friday weekend is the most popular time of the year to shop, millions of people have already started their 2017 holiday shopping. While some of the best prices are found in late November, many are opting to avoid the crowds and complete their holiday shopping now.
Oh, yes, the clock is ticking for Christmas shopping spree. And millions will just keep on shopping like crazy and hunting for the best deals and bargains. As consumers meticulously compare prices and products from online retailers, it’s important that you put in the same amount of attention into online security. After all, you don’t want to make people happy with presents while you fall victim to cyber criminals!
It’s always best to take preventive measures to reduce the chance. Nearly 100 million people worldwide trust ZoneAlarm to protect their PCs and mobile devices with powerful anti-ransomware, antivirus software, firewall and additional virus protection solutions. Our internet security tools are designed with people’s cyber safety in mind, while using industry-leading solutions.
Last year, e-commerce sales on Cyber Monday topped $3 billion in the United States, marking the busiest online shopping day in American history. And when it’s not even over, consumers will have begun their December holiday shopping sooner and sooner. With the amount of money that will be flowing through the e-commerce industry in December, there will be no small amount of hackers trying to take some of it for themselves.
The promise of deals and the charm of holiday greetings are often used to disguise malware. Many shoppers could already be infected, so make sure you get prepared to face any potential attacks. The quicker you can prepare, the happier season you will have and the safer shopping you will be do.
The season’s figures are impressive. US retail e-commerce sales are expected to jump 16.6% during the 2017 holiday season. At the same time, total retail sales will grow a moderate 3.1%, according to e-Marketer.com news portal.
Anyone who shops online is vulnerable to having their identity compromised. The proper precautions combined with identity theft protection are your strongest safeguards in protecting your credit and preventing the financial ruin that can be caused when an identity is stolen.
Conclusion: glowing candles, sparkling snowflakes, jingling bells, and singing snowmen taking the center stage everywhere make you delighted, but cyber criminals just love them, too.
Undoubtedly, ZoneAlarm offers the best business-class protection for your home PC. All the tips we brought you in November for Singles’ Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday will remain valid for next month. Click here to read them: http://www.zonealarm.com/blog/2017/11/singles-day-black-friday-cyber-monday-shop-safe/.
Have a happy and safe holiday shopping season!