Hacker-Free Shopping: Safe Online Shopping Tips

As the weather gets colder and the holiday season approaches, consumers should be wary of online scams, phishing emails, and risky purchasing practices. Don’t let hackers take on the role of “The Grinch” this holiday season. Even the most cautious of holiday shoppers can be fooled by a cleverly disguised scam, but following a few simple rules of thumb can greatly reduce the likelihood of falling victim to credit card fraud or identity theft.

Get your free subscription to Zero Day Magazine and read the full article about hacker-free shopping to learn the risks and safety measures when shopping online around the holidays.

Let us hear from you. 

We encourage our readers to engage in an ongoing discussion of the latest security developments. Keep the conversation going by emailing us your thoughts and questions on the latest issue. A security app is more than ornamental window dressing - it’s vital for online shopping. Do you have a security app installed on all your devices? If so, is it up to date? Let us know by emailing your comments to zeroday@alertlogic.com.

Zero Day Magazine is a digital publication, powered by Alert Logic® Zero Day Magazine provides a broader view of the current state of IT security, vulnerabilities, and cloud security trends. Every quarter, we deliver news, analysis, and commentary on the security challenges that industries face.

Read Now

About the Author

Paul Fletcher - Cyber Security Evangelist at Alert Logic

Paul Fletcher

Paul Fletcher has over 20 years of experience in information technology and security. Prior to joining Alert Logic, Fletcher advised executives in the energy, retail, and financial sectors regarding emerging security threats and mitigation strategies. Additionally, he has worked with Fortune 50 organizations, the Department of Defense, and critical infrastructure organizations to implement risk management plans and security solution designs. His other specialties include network security, customer data integrity, application security, forensics investigation, threat intelligence, and incident response. Fletcher holds a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

@_PaulFletcher | More Posts by Paul Fletcher