11 Tips to Protect your Credit Card Information Online
Credit Cards are one of the most convenient methods of online transactions. But convenience also brings risks. Hackers are lurking behind, waiting for snatching away your sensitive information. So, how to use your credit cards safely online? Our cybersecurity professionals from Perth have listed 11 tips to protect your credit card information while you use it online.
1. Avoid Public Wi-Fi
2. Shop from Sites that have SSL Certificates
3. Avoid Saving your Credit Card Number
4. Beware of Phishing Scams
5. Be Extra Careful while Travelling
6. Use only Strong and Unique Passwords
We have already shared in many previous articles the importance of strong passwords. It’s the same when it comes to your online banking profile. Create a strong and unique password for each of your accounts.
7. Try using one Credit for your Purchases
8. Use a Payment System
9. Only Purchase from Trusted Sites
10. Install Antivirus Software
Protect your devices using security software. Both mobile devices and desktops need antivirus since we have shifted from desktop to mobile shopping.
11. Updates are Essential
Regularly update your operating system and other software. Updates help to patch the loopholes in your system, protecting you from viruses and other dangers.
Https – Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure – The secure version of HTTP, used for secure and encrypted communication on the internet.
SSL – Secure Sockets Layer – a data file that enables encrypted communication between a web browser and a web server.
Phishing – a fraudulent attempt where the attacker impersonates as a trustworthy entity to obtain sensitive information via digital communication.
Password manager – A program that allows users to store, generate, and manage passwords for online services.
Kat Warzek heads the Cybersecurity Consulting Team at The Computing Australia Group. She is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology and has a wealth of experience in information security, risk management & IT system auditing/forensics. When you want to achieve full cybersecurity compliance, Kat is a great person to have in your corner. She is passionate about ISO compliance and has her hands full ushering clients through the often arduous process.