November/December 2014: Safety and Online Shopping

In this holiday edition of the Secure UD Newsletter, we’re reminding everyone to stay safe as they tackle the task of online shopping.

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Secure shopping sites

When it comes to picking an online retailer, you’ve got plenty of options. Often, shoppers choose recognizable retailers like Walmart or Amazon. These sites tend to be safe since they have more resources dedicated to securing their online transactions. But sometimes...

Online payment options

After you identify some stores of interest (or perhaps as part of the process of deciding where to shop), you’ll need to consider payment options. Most online retailers accept all major credit cards as well as other options, such as PayPal. These are by far the most...

Things to consider while shopping online

While you’re going about your holiday shopping, keep a few things in mind. If you give a store a cookie, it might start invading your personal space. Disable or clear cookies to prevent stores and advertisers from tracking your browsing history and habits, and from...

Has your credit card information been stolen?

Surprisingly, credit card compromises may be the easiest type of hack to deal with. You’re not responsible for any fraudulent charges in excess of $50, and once you’re issued a new card, the problem has been solved, save for some changes to your personal habits....

Has your email account been stolen?

Being swift to take action following the theft of one of your online accounts is vital. Not only will you need to reclaim control over the affected account, you’ll need to take steps to protect your other accounts, too. How will you know? Hackers use compromised email...

Has your computer been hacked?

More often than not, victims unknowingly install viruses on their own computers. With the complexity of today’s malware, you may need to reinstall your operating system and restore your files from a clean backup in order to completely cure the infection. How will you...

How to prepare for your trip

While you’re planning what clothes to pack and checking your airline and hotel reservations, don’t forget to think about the security of any digital information or mobile devices with which you will travel.


You are a target. Information security is everyone’s responsibility.