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3 tips for safe holiday shopping over mobile devices

With cyber criminals targeting mobile users more than ever, keep security top-of-mind this holiday season.

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and consumers – including business owners – are increasingly reaching for their smartphones and tablets to satisfy their retail itch. One in three people in the U.S. will use their mobile devices to make a purchase this holiday season, according to a recent study by Chicago-based ecommerce consulting firm the e-tailing group.

Problem is, cyber criminals have taken notice, and they’re targeting mobile shoppers. “As financial transactions migrate to mobile devices, so do cybercriminals,” says Chiranjeev Bordoloi, co-founder and CEO of TopPatch, a New York City cybersecurity company.

Consumers often feel an urgency to make quicker purchasing decisions due to the rapid growth of daily deals and other online offers, Bordoloi says. That means savvy cybercriminals can target consumers in a particular location and capture information such as names, addresses and credit card numbers. They can also trick consumers into divulging this information through malware and phishing scams.

 

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