Shopping Online? Read This First to Protect Your Information

Did you know that 25% of Americans now report a fraud incident during the holidays? 

There’s no doubt that the accessibility of online shopping has made our lives easier, however, it also exposes us to several harmful online risks due to sharing sensitive personal information that we’ve become far too comfortable with. 

Keep reading to find out a few tips to protect your computer better, and the information kept on it. 

Antivirus Software

A few examples of well-known and legitimate Antivirus Software include McAfee, Bitdefender, Norton, Kaspersky. 

Use a Password Keeper

These password keepers help you create secure, randomly generated passwords instead of your cat’s birthday. 

Protect Your Hard Drive

First, ensure your hard drive is encrypted. If you’re using a Mac, that means having your FileVault enabled, and on a PC, it would likely be BitLocker.