OUCH! Newsletter: Shopping Online Securely

OUCH! Newsletter: Shopping Online Securely

Soon millions of people will be looking to buy the perfect gifts for the upcoming holiday season, and many of us will shop online. Unfortunately, cybercriminals will be active as well, creating fake shopping websites and other online shopping scams to steal your information or money. The November 2021 edition of the “OUCH!” newsletter shares guidance on how you can find good deals without becoming a victim.

Remember that some gifts may be internet-enabled. Review Mozilla’s “privacy not included” website for guidance on which devices are safer than others. 

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"OUCH!" is a free, online security awareness newsletter designed for the common computer user. Published every month, and in multiple languages, each edition is carefully researched and developed by the SANS Securing the Human team, SANS instructor subject matter experts, and team members of the community. Each issue focuses on and explains a specific topic and actionable steps we can take to protect ourselves, our families, and our organization. All SANS requests are that we do not modify or sell the newsletters.