It’s that time of the year where Australian shoppers can get the best deals online from sales events such as Click Frenzy, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. According to Adobe Digital Index, Australians will spend around $7 billion online in the lead-up to Christmas. With this much money on the line, what could make Australians' convenient online shopping experience turn into a real hassle?
While a late purchase delivery might make anyone sweat, a security breach or a cyberattack on a personal computer, tablet or smartphone resulting in stolen personal and financial information can ruin the holidays and wreak havoc on personal credit.
With a number of prominent sales events approaching, Australians are reminded to take extra precautions to ensure that they have a safe and secure online shopping experience. Here are some tips for safe online and mobile shopping to avoid the cyber security headaches this holiday season.
While there is no “silver bullet’ to security, following the above steps should help shoppers and retailers avoid a gloomy shopping season.
Article by Simon Ractliffe, Director and GM for South Asia and Pacific at SecureWorks.