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E-Commerce Skimming is the New POS Malware

As the holiday shopping season shifts into high gear, the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating an ongoing trend: shoppers are opting to buy online. Rather than flooding brick-and-mortar stores — and point-of-sale (POS) machines — with sales, studies suggest a high percentage of shoppers in 2020 will be using online options and e-commerce
Publish At:2020-12-16 10:05 | Read:183 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud Protection Malware Software & App Vulnerabilities E-co

Survey: 78% of Retailers Took Additional Security Precautions Ahead of the 2020 Holidays

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) stopped many things in 2020. While in-store holiday shopping may be greatly reduced for some, there’s still a lot of shopping happening online. Near the end of November 2020, Statista revealed that holiday retail sales were expected to grow approximately 3.6% over the previous year. And Adobe Analytics reported that online sales w
Publish At:2020-12-15 06:38 | Read:274 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Holiday online shopping reta

Fintech industry developments, differences between Europe and the US

“Put your money in the bank and you can watch it grow.” If there is a statement that shows us how much the financial world has changed it’s this one. With the introduction of negative interest, companies and consumers with a large amount of liquid assets are looking for a different way to handle those assets. This is where the innovative fintech industry
Publish At:2020-09-15 12:43 | Read:475 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business brexit fintech gdpr legislation online shopping pci

A week in security (March 30 – April 5)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we offered readers tips for safe online shopping now that cybercriminals are ramping up Internet-based attacks, showed the impact that GDPR has around the world, and helped users understand how social media platforms mine their personal data. We also hosted our bi-weekly podcast, Lock and Code, with guest Adam Kujawa, who disc
Publish At:2020-04-06 15:45 | Read:946 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security covid-19 cyber volunteers draytek gdpr ho

Important tips for safe online shopping post COVID-19

As more and more countries order their citizens inside in response to COVID-19, online shopping—already a widespread practice—has surged in popularity, especially for practical items like hand sanitizer, groceries, and cleaning products. When people don’t feel safe outside, it’s only natural they’d prefer to shop as much as possible from the safety of
Publish At:2020-03-31 16:25 | Read:1023 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness counterfeit online shopping padlock vpn web skimme

The Truth I Learned While Online Shopping for Christmas

My favorite childhood memories revolve around the excitement of opening gifts around the Christmas tree. This year, for the first time, I decided to save time, take advantage of good deals and explore the online shopping frenzy that has taken the world by storm. The Problem With Online Shopping With the increase of fraudulent app developers, it has become im
Publish At:2016-12-20 17:20 | Read:5008 | Comments:0 | Tags:Application Security Mobile Security Apple App Store online

Retail Cybersecurity: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Are Upon Us

In the U.S., the post-Thanksgiving shopping blitz of Black Friday often serves as a make-or-break event for many retailers. Indeed, Black Friday is the day when retailers start to make a profit for the year. No further explanation is needed to understand why retail cybersecurity is so important. Since the arrival of the browser, online shopping has evolved.
Publish At:2016-11-19 23:00 | Read:5362 | Comments:0 | Tags:Retail Black Friday Cyber Monday online shopping Point-of-Sa

Surfing sales on Cyber Monday with your mobile device? Stay safe with these tips

Cyber Monday is nearly upon us. In the span of 24 hours millions of people will run to their devices to capitalize on some of the best sales of the year. While the digital sale-rack ravaging is at its peak, we suspect security will not be top of mind for most, especially on mobile. In 2014, Cyber Monday sales rose eight percent from the year before and mobi
Publish At:2015-12-15 16:40 | Read:3183 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Tips + Tricks Cyber Monday online shopping

9 Ways to Avoid Online Shopping Traps (Just in Time for Mother’s Day)

 So it’s a week or so before Mother’s Day and you’re thinking about what to get for your mom. Buy her a book on Amazon? Send her a bouquet of flowers via an online florist? Buy tickets online for an upcoming show?If you’re like millions of sons and daughters, you’ll probably shop for your mother online this year. It’s a great convenience, that’s true, b
Publish At:2015-04-29 18:40 | Read:4842 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Online Privacy Online Safety Uncategorized e

The Advantages and Disadvantages of the Internet

Technology can be defined as applications, instruments, or processes that enhance or simplify the aspects of everyday life. The vehicle you use to drive to work is an example of technology that simplifies life. Or, the Internet, as a whole, can be seen as technology that has greatly enhanced our lives. While the introduction of the Internet led to many benef
Publish At:2015-02-18 15:10 | Read:5292 | Comments:2 | Tags:Mobile Security Online Privacy PC security banking email Int

AliExpress WebSite Vulnerability Exposes Millions of Users' Private Information

A critical, but easily exploitable personal information disclosure vulnerability has been discovered in the widely popular online marketplace AliExpress website that affects its millions of users worldwide.The reported vulnerability could allow anyone to steal personal information of hundreds of millions of AliExpress users without knowing their account pass
Publish At:2014-12-08 05:40 | Read:5594 | Comments:0 | Tags:AliBaba AliExpress black friday sales Chinese Online Shoppin

Cyber Monday: Staying Safe from Hacks and Scams This Holiday Season

Online shopping is a convenient alternative for those of us who wish to skip the never-ending checkout lines and herds of holiday shoppers. From the comfort of our own home, or cubicle, we can quickly and easily check off our wish lists, without lining up at the crack-of-dawn for doorbuster discounts.With 2014 Cyber Monday sales expected to reach a record $2
Publish At:2014-12-01 09:20 | Read:3126 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security Cyber Monday online shopping Phishing

'Black Friday' and 'Cyber Monday' — 4 Scams To Watch Out For While Shopping

Holiday Shopping season is really an excited time for both shoppers and retailers, but unfortunately it's a good time for cyber criminals and scammers as well.With Black Friday (28th November 2014) and Cyber Monday (1st December 2014) coming up, you need to be more careful while shopping. These are the two very busy shopping days where shoppers spend million
Publish At:2014-11-26 09:55 | Read:6571 | Comments:0 | Tags:Black Friday black friday deals black friday sales Cyber Cri

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