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Are you shopping securely online?

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Every festive season turns into a shopping frenzy, and the action has moved increasingly online. With the convenience of online payment and in-app purchases, with delivery to your door, comes the very real risk of cybercrime, with you as the target.

Everyone needs to be wary of public Wi-Fi when using your smartphones and tablets. If you have to do your shopping on any Wi-Fi network, you first need to ensure that it is secure and a network you can trust. Cybercriminals know consumers are more likely to visit sites with login accounts or financial information during busy shopping times. They can easily monitor all the information sent across public Wi-Fi networks, which can include your bank account or credit card number. 

Here are some common mistakes, and how you can avoid them:

  • Pay attention to the https prefix, which indicates an encrypted connection – makes a world of difference. Users should not enter any personal details or card information if they do not see the https prefix and a padlock.
  • Check the spelling of the website – a misspelled address is an obvious sign of a fake phishing page.

Dublinleather.com takes customer data security with utmost priority. We use HTTPS protocols where we use SSL (Secure Socket Layer) to encrypt all information entered on our website. See an example in the screenshot below:

We should make a habit of seeing the https in the hyperlink before we enter any personal information. DO YOU LOOK FOR THE HTTPS?

 

 

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