It’s that time of the year again. Consumers are flocking to malls and shopping centers to make holiday purchases, except for those people avoiding the crowds and shopping online. Paul Royal, associate director of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center, gives some top tips to how to stay safe online this season.
If you don’t follow best practices, unfortunately it’s pretty easy to get into trouble online. Attackers are opportunistic. They understand consumer behavior and they will exploit risky behavior. The holiday season means more opportunity, which means more opportunity for attackers to defraud individuals of their money.