As a cybersecurity professional, I’m constantly on guard against online attacks and diligently protect my personal data. But for every professional like me who takes cybersecurity seriously, there are thousands of unsuspecting shoppers who lack the basic knowledge needed to protect themselves from some of the more common scams during the holiday season.
We can make a difference. This time of year is a perfect opportunity to educate our friends and relatives about the tricks and deceptions scammers use to steal credit card information and manipulate financial transactions. While these tricks aren’t new to those who live and breathe cybersecurity, at least some of your friends and relatives could benefit from a little Holiday Cybersecurity 101.
Here are some of the more notable scams you might think about sharing with your friends and family this holiday season:
During this especially chaotic time, it is imperative you stay cyber safe and aware!