How to Have a Cyber Secure Monday [Infographic]
November 16, 2016
Cyber Monday is Black Friday's online crazy little brother of a holiday.
It is by far and away the single largest 24 hour period of online shopping that takes place every year. Just how much online sales occur on Cyber Monday you ask? Well, according to EnigmaSoftware.com, the number of online transactions that took place from Cyber Monday and throughout the subsequent holiday period increased as much as 84%.
The overall increase in online shopping, from which Cyber Monday is the starting point of the worldwide rush, results in an equally massive increase in cyber criminals spreading their malware and viruses via a variety of sneaky tactics.
We here at Fried.com care about providing as much information as possible to you regarding how to protect your online privacy at all times. Thus, we take Cyber Monday very seriously, since clearly so do cyber thieves.
For this reason, we have put together a handy infographic to walk you through the most significant information regarding this holiday and -- most importantly -- 10 tips to help you protect yourself from falling pray to the malicious online minefield that is this time of year.
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At the end of the day, it's about staying sensible with your online behaviour.
You essentially want to develop this practice of always double-checking each and every link to an unknown site/source before clicking on it. Do this enough and it will become second nature in no time at all -- and could save you from being the victim of cybercrime.