4 Tips When Shopping Online this Black Friday

      Many of us who work from home may find our personal information and important business documents in similar spaces.

      With social distancing, shopping online has increased. This year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday will be no different. Staying cyber safe should remain on the forefront of your mind as you navigate the sales this year.

      Our cybersecurity engineers at Aurora came up with the 4 things you should consider while shopping online this season.

      Use 3rd party payment tools like Apple Pay, Pay Pal, and Google Cart
      Using 3rd party payment tools help to better protect your card information while shopping at multiple online retailers.

      If you’re browsing the internet in a public place, use a VPN
      Utilizing public Wi-Fi can put you make you vulnerable for cyber-attacks. You can mitigate that risk by using a VPN to protect your information from being accessed by unauthorized users.

      Check site URLs for legitimacy
      Make sure you are browsing on legitimate sites. If there are any extra characters in the URL that you are shopping on, it might not be legitimate. This site could put your information at risk.

      Never store your credit card information on a computer that isn’t owned by you
      Although it’s convenient to store your credit card data on your computer, we recommend not doing it if anyone else might get access to your computer, and in turn, your credit card information.

      2020 is a year that put a lot of attention on cybersecurity due to an increase in cyber-attacks. As we enter the holidays and the new year, keep these tips in mind when you shop online.

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