Let’s face it.
Online shopping is the new black.
As technology continues to dominate the world’s main industries, so does the trend of shopping online.
But while most people get to enjoy online shopping as is – having their purchases delivered right at their doorsteps before paying, even – others still get cynical about the legitimacy of online sellers and more cautious about the legitimacy of the online process itself.
That being said, remember these when shopping online:
Make sure to update browser.
One reason why people get their orders interrupted while paying for an item online is because of the device they’re using. It can either be due to network connectivity issues or hardware compatibility problems. But if there’s a definite culprit in this, it would be an outdated browser. Thus, make sure to update your browser regularly – not just for you to shop online without any trouble, but also for you to strengthen your online security.
Get rid of unnecessary extensions.
Are you sure about that Chrome extension? That’s one question you must ask yourself before shopping online. Make it a point to check your browser’s extensions as some, which you can get unknowingly from downloading online or even just by visiting certain websites, can pose serious threats to your online security. It could either phish information from your payment details or hack every information stored in your computer and even use those information somewhere else – and yes, under your persona.
Be mindful of website redirections.
Always remember, legit online shopping websites don’t ask people to pay for an item in another site or ask people to pay for an item with another detail – nothing more, nothing less.
How about you?
Do you love shopping online? What steps are you taking to ensure that your online security is in tip-top condition?