Thursday, October 6, 2011

Online shopping safety starts with secure passwords!

There are many things I want to remind you all about when you're shopping online.  You have to always keep in mind that there are professionals out there - and they aren't very nice - whose entire career is based on stealing the identities and financial information of others.  It's a lucrative business my friends, but there are many things you can do to help.  It starts with secure browsing, meaning if you use a Wi-Fi network at home when you're surfing, you need to make sure you've got yourself a great firewall to prevent others from using that network too.  If you're not at home, I highly discourage ever making online purchases on a public computer for that very reason.  Secondly, please be sure the passwords you create with online shopping sites are complex!  Here are some great tips on password creation and more from the Government of Canada's cybersafety website!  

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