Five Ways to Lose Your Identity (and Wallet) This Holiday Season

How online shoppers can make their systems more attractive to online thieves

The holiday season is almost here, and even in a recession huge numbers of people will likely be shopping online for gifts this year. The rush by shoppers to the Web makes the season a great time for online retailers. It's also a great time for hackers looking to steal data and money from the unwary millions expected to search for great deals online.

The growth of holiday hackers has annually prompted security analysts, identity theft awareness groups and various government agencies to come up with lists of precautions that consumers can take to avoid becoming a victim of online fraud. For those unwary consumers, Computerworld this year offers a handy list of tips that can help maximize the their exposure to online fraud.


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Republished with permission from Network World (view original version)

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