A recent study by Google showed that more of us are finding products we want in store before going online to buy them at more competitive prices. Whilst this may save us money in the short term, it could prove expensive if we fail to protect our financial information.
For those looking to invest in security packages, many companies offer Free Internet Security trials so that you can test the services before you buy them. This helps you learn how the system works and check its compatibility with your operating system.
One of the most effective ways of protecting ourselves is by investing in quality Virus Protection for our computing devices. Companies like Kaspersky offer professional software solutions and free antivirus trials for online threats. Knowing their protective measures are in place guarantees peace of mind and ensures all online experiences are pleasant.
Anti-virus software works by collecting data from the millions of users operating its systems. All security threats, major or minor, are assessed, targeted and added to a huge database of security knowledge by the company. This allows regular software updates to be created and distributed to all customers using the security systems.
Internet security is always important but especially during the holiday season. This is because the number of financial transactions made online is guaranteed to increase – a fact which cyber criminals will certainly be aware of.
Keyloggers, which record every keystroke made on infected devices, can easily supply their operator with detailed copies of any financial information you enter into webpages. Likewise, phishing websites that masquerade as trusted sites can trick you into handing over your login details and personal information.
With everyone eager to find this year’s Christmas presents at the cheapest prices, the number of phishing sites and online threats is expected to increase over coming months. This means all internet users need to take adequate steps to protect their assets – investing in anti-virus protection whilst adapting their own online behaviour to reduce their risk exposure.
Anti-virus software from reputable firms such as Kaspersky protects your computers and devices from threats in numerous ways. When used in tandem with their Secure Keyboard technology, which defends against keylogging malware, Kaspersky’s Safe Money package hides your financial details whenever you authorise an online payment. Other systems provided by the company can scan your devices for any corrupted files or viruses, isolating and removing them once detected.
Of course, the use of these systems is only half the battle against online threats and when buying presents online or engaging in any online activity you need to be vigilant in your approach towards security.
Never click URL links sent through emails and avoid any suspicious links or pop-ups which appear in your browser. Make sure any passwords you use for online accounts are hard to guess and never use the same password for more than one account.