Eset: Consumers have the opportunity to pursue 'opportunities' in various products, with Black Friday on 29 November 2019 and Cyber Monday on 2 December 2019.
Black Friday - Cyber Monday: As many of them will prefer to shop online, and as cybercriminals' efforts to mislead unsuspecting users intensify, ESET he published a guide with tips for online purchases at lower prices, but above all, safely.
Basic rules of protection. Initially, maintaining an up-to-date operating system by triggering automatic updates, as well as firmware updates, patches, etc. help protect your computer and digital devices.
If possible, we try to have a separate account with the credit cards we use for online purchases, which will not be linked to our other accounts, whilst not forgetting to change passwords before and after purchases, and enable dual-factor certification testing.
With technology ally. Reliable security software with electronic banking and payment protection functionality can make a crucial contribution to market security.
Antivirus and antispyware solutions help protect your computer by scanning emails, applications and data on it, and can detect and remove viruses and spyware before they damage your devices. Finally, we are constantly firing the Firewall, which is the first line of defense for computer security.
Secure transactions and connections. Purchases should be made on legitimate sites that are rated eligible for online shopping, and check that HTTPS encryption is used, indicated by a padlock icon to the left of the browser's URL bar.
It is also very important to use a reliable Internet connection, preferring home / corporate network, data, or a virtual private network (VPN), rather than a public Wi-Fi network, as many of them are not secure. Finally, after the purchase, it is advisable to always check the balances of bank accounts and credit cards.
Cultivating a safety culture focused on buying. The most important parameter for consumer protection is keeping safety at the center of its purchasing mindset. Be aware that we never click links, do not open email attachments or social media posts that promise "awesome opportunities", or giveaways in return for completing "surveys".
We are careful with pop-up ads and banners and do not hurry up to any online promotion, but instead we carefully type the seller's URL into the browser's address bar to confirm that it is a real offer.
We also try to look for offers directly on the websites of reputable stores and retail chains and not on search engines, even keeping our eyes open. Parents in particular would be keen to watch their children at this time, ensuring that they do not have access to a device where they can shop unattended.