You Make Purchases on Unencrypted Websites
In 2017, 42% of consumers claimed to have made at least one purchase online, and that number continues to grow every day – but could some online purchases leave your data vulnerable to hackers? Many websites have special security features in place so that when credit card purchases are made, strong encryption protocols help make sure that no one can intercept those online transactions. However, not all websites are secure.
You can be sure that reputable sites like iDrop News and major online retailers like Amazon, eBay, and Apple are secure, but sometimes smaller online shops and stores overseas do not use encryption. That makes all of your purchases vulnerable to being intercepted and your data available for an offender to see.
What to Do: Look for “https://” at the beginning of the URL and only purchase from sites that you know and trust. Never complete a purchase on a website that says “Not Secure” in your browser’s address bar.