Shopping of all sorts is making a comeback after the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Friday and Cyber Monday remain at the center of the season. Being back in the habit is a blend of in-store and online shopping now. Where there are deals, there are cybersecurity threats. While more consumers are aware of the weaknesses and data breaches out there, the number of attack vectors out there continues to rise and hackers are there to take advantage. When you’re out and online looking for discounts and deals, protect yourself from Grinches that want to get ahold of your data with these tips.
Our tech support and data recovery specialists have assembled a practical wish list for your cyber safety, so you can have the most wonderful time all year, every year (approved by The Big Guy, himself).
Increasingly more people are opting to do their holiday shopping online rather than subject themselves to the chaos of crowded malls this time of year. Saving people time and energy over the hectic holiday season is no doubt a great benefit brought by the evolution of the internet, but it doesn’t come without its own unique set of evils.
Recent incidents of cybersecurity and data theft have brought light to the risks consumers face when sharing and entrusting their sensitive data with corporations and third party institutions. Malicious intentioned cyber criminals continue to develop new, tech-savvy ways to hack into people’s private accounts for the purpose of stealing sensitive information.
Protect your data while doing your holiday shopping online this month with these tips and safety precautions.
We counted the 12 Days of Christmas in a data recovery style over the holiday season to take us into 2013. Of course, it wasn’t really 12 days of ‘gifts’ but rather data recovery bits & bytes our customers have given us over the past year.