NEW YORK — ‘Tis the season to be jolly — but it’s also the season for identity theft, phishing and credit card fraud.
With Christmas just days away, people are using their smartphones and other devices to get a handle on their last-minute shopping. Hackers are on the hunt as well, looking to steal personal information from easy targets.
“People just need to have their radar up, so that when they’re trying to get their perfect gift to grandma’s house in time for Christmas day, they’re not clicking on things they shouldn’t,” said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance.
Here are some other tips for staying safe this holiday season.
You’d better watch out
Make sure your phone’s operating system and all the apps you use to shop are up to date. That way you’ll have the fixes for any recently discovered security problems.
You should also enable multi-factor authentication in the settings on your important accounts. This is a security continue reading