How to fill your virtual Christmas stocking safely

Published on: 22 December 2021
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With the holiday season upon us, cybersecurity threats are higher than ever.

Friday 26 November was the official launch of Black Friday and a frenzy of online shopping. Sales are estimated to hit between $1,280 and $1,300 billion in a single month.

It’s really important not to give in to the holiday rush!

Before you place an order on a website, make sure you:

  • Check that the “https” padlock icon appears in the address bar. This symbol guarantees that all private information is encrypted, including credit card numbers.
  • Read the terms and conditions of sale to check who the payment provider is and ensure that they are reliable.

Finally, if you are a regular online shopper, we advise that you activate dual authentication on websites that offer it,

More information on how this works is available in this excellent video at Cybermalveillance.gouv.fr

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6x85yy

We wish you a (cyber safe) Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Fabrine FRESTEL

 

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