Is the spirit and stress of the season putting you at risk? We asked more than 1,000 people about their digital holiday habits.
Don’t Sacrifice Security for Convenience
55% of online shoppers have stored credit card information on a site
Saving your card may speed up checkout, but it can also help hackers steal your digits if the site is breached. To make sure you’re only buying gifts for your loved ones, it’s safest to plug in your payment information for each purchase.
Only 56% know how to verify legit deals from scams
From bogus gift cards and shipping notifications to fake charities and retailers, tis’ the season of scams. To spot phishing hooks, be wary of any offer that sounds too good to be true, and always look for signs that an email or website may not be legitimate, such as low-resolution images, misspellings, poor grammar, or odd links.
Check It Twice
Only 33% think twice about connecting internet-enabled devices to their home Wi-Fi
Internet-connected (or IoT) devices that smart-en homes will be some of the hottest holiday gifts this year, but most aren’t aware of the danger they can pose for creating cyber vulnerabilities. Before you connect any device to your home network, ensure it is from a known manufacturer, its software is up-to-date, and that it is protected by a strong password.
Stay Safe this Holiday Season
Never Reuse a Password
Duplicate passwords allow hackers to gain access to multiple accounts with just one hack. For help creating and managing unique passwords, try a password manager.
Click with Caution
Scams are rampant during the holidays. Before you click on a link in an email, it’s always best to check directly with the source to verify an offer or shipment.
Browse with Security Protection
Use comprehensive security protection, like McAfee Total Protection, which can help protect devices against malware, phishing attacks, and other threats.
This holiday season, help protect your family’s digital life on every device. Whether you want to see who’s being naughty or nice, or defend against the latest viruses and online threats — McAfee has a product suited for protecting what matters most to you.
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