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December 13, 2019

Day 6 of Holiday Privacy: Shop on SSL Secured Sites

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The holiday season is one of giving … and one of privacy risks, both online and off. Many shoppers are willing to throw caution to the wind in order to get the best deals on the perfect gifts for their special someones. However, holiday shoppers can have their presents, and enjoy personal privacy too. Check back every day from now until Christmas for new tips on how to maintain your private life both online and off during the holidays.

Day 6 of Holiday Privacy: Shop on SSL Secured Sites

Some ecommerce stores take customer security more seriously than others. Ensure you’re shopping with the safest sites by checking for SSL secured sites. SSL security is a form of online encryption. It makes sure the connection between you and the website you are visiting is hidden from prying eyes. SSL security protects your login information and your credit card numbers every time you make a payment. You can check if a website uses this type of security by taking a look at the URL. If it’s green, has a lock next to it, or starts with HTTPS (instead of just HTTP), then it’s encrypted and safe for you to visit.

Come back tomorrow for another holiday privacy tip and check out the one from yesterday here!

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