About Shopping & Getting Hacked

Christmas shoppers are carrying more mobile devices this year then the ones before, which means they're more likely to fall victim to Cybercriminals. But are they aware ?

"The number one thing you can do, and it's a real simple thing to do, is add a password to your phone. It will help protect the data that you have on there," advises Symantec's Kevin Haley.

The bigger risk is getting hacked because you're using the "wrong" or unknown WiFi. Simply, just don't do anything very important while on public WiFi.

"It's always possible that somebody in a free WiFi setting could be listening in," Haley notes.

Wade Baker
Cybertrust expert Wade Baker says the safest thing to do is just shut off the WiFi and use your own plan for Internet access.

"If you are on a public network, make sure it's a legitimate one, make sure it is the one offered by Starbucks, or the actual airport, rather than some guy sitting in the corner," Baker warns.

And if you insist on buying online from your mobile device, only enter personal information when there's an "S", for secured" at the end of the "HTTP".

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