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Old 22-03-2012
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Safe Online Shopping Tips

The main risks to which the user can see exposed when using services of e-Commerce for their holiday shopping may be mentioned phishing scams, personal data theft and phishing. Among the 5 best practices when making holiday shopping over the Internet include:
  1. Update your system and applications: Keeping your system and applications updated allows you to be protected from threats that use vulnerabilities and corrected by the suppliers of those products.
  2. Buy via e-Commerce services with a reputation known or recommended. This is very important to avoid being scammed when making a purchase or a victim of a theft of banking data, it is advisable to make purchases through services with high reputation or recommended.
  3. Avoid links in emails: Because cybercriminals often use social engineering via email to lure their victims so they can steal your bank details, you should avoid clicking on links received via this route . To enter the sites where the deals are, it is recommended to write the web page address in the browser and verify that this offer really exists.
  4. Check the security of e-Commerce: It is essential to verify that the site you are browsing the data sent in encrypted form, that is, operating under the HTTPS protocol instead of HTTP. You can check this in the address bar in front of the URL of the site.
  5. Do not use Wi-Fi dubious reliability: If you connect from a mobile device, remember that public Wi-Fi networks, whether free or password protected, may be being intercepted, so it is advisable to make online transactions through its own network or someone you trust.
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Re: Safe Online Shopping Tips

First Secure SSL Certificate. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, to protect your private information such as billing and credit card information. If you want to buy something online, you must ensure that this website has an SSL certificate, because this sensitive information. If we receive a nameless e-mail, generally we will not open, because we fear it is a virus. In addition, we are careful to download for the same reason.
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Re: Safe Online Shopping Tips

Internet Explorer 7 and 8 provide an extra level of protection with Web sites because that use Extended Validation certificates (EV) Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). The address bar turns green and displays the padlock and https. An EV SSL certificate not only helps to ensure secure communication with the website, but it also includes information on the legitimacy of the website, which was confirmed by the certification authority (CA) issuing the SSL certificate.
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Re: Safe Online Shopping Tips

On the Web page where you enter your credit card or other personal information, check for an "s" after http in the URL of this page (as shown below). (Encryption is a security measure that helps protect your data being moved over the Internet.) Also check for a closed padlock in the address bar, or in the lower right corner of the window.
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