On Monday of this week, Malwarebytes sent out its first newsletter to our subscribed users. It was a huge milestone for us and it opened a new line of communication between our team and our customers. I was asked to provide an excerpt of advice for our customers shopping online this Holiday season and I thought I would share it with all of you.
As the Holidays near, we at Malwarebytes are thinking of the gift shoppers who will fall victim to credit card theft on the Internet. While online shopping is easier than waiting for hours in line, it can also be very dangerous. Here are a few steps to lower your risk. First, always shop from credible vendors such as Amazon, Newegg, and Overstock. Many malicious websites will advertise ultra-low prices in an attempt to steal your credit card information. Next, check your bank statements often. If your debit or credit card number is stolen online, you’ll notice any fraudulent charges early. Finally, and most importantly, use a disposable credit card for each online purchase. These single use credit cards are a perfect way to keep your bank account safe.