As local radio stations start playing Christmas carols on repeat, retailers are gearing up for the winter holiday shopping season. According to the National Retail Federation, more than 135.8 million shoppers will start their shopping over Thanksgiving weekend.
That’s a lot of potential targets for hackers.
Furthermore, according to Google, all-day-shopping marathons will be replaced by online “shopping moments” lasting all season long—meaning more opportunities for hackers to prey on unsuspecting shoppers.
So what are consumers doing to prepare for the potential risks?
According to a recent survey, more than half of respondents said they planned to shop “only on personal internet connection networks” as a precaution. In the same survey, 35 percent said they won’t store payment card information on retailers’ websites, and 45 percent said they won’t click on any links sent in e-mails.
In addition to these digital hygiene practices, it’s probably a good idea for shoppers to keep their anti-virus software updated, frequently monitor bank statements, and pay close attention to the privacy policies of websites they’re patronizing.
To keep up with the constantly evolving world of privacy and security sign up for the Bloomberg BNA Privacy and Security Update.
All Bloomberg BNA treatises are available on standing order, which ensures you will always receive the most current edition of the book or supplement of the title you have ordered from Bloomberg BNA’s book division. As soon as a new supplement or edition is published (usually annually) for a title you’ve previously purchased and requested to be placed on standing order, we’ll ship it to you to review for 30 days without any obligation. During this period, you can either (a) honor the invoice and receive a 5% discount (in addition to any other discounts you may qualify for) off the then-current price of the update, plus shipping and handling or (b) return the book(s), in which case, your invoice will be cancelled upon receipt of the book(s). Call us for a prepaid UPS label for your return. It’s as simple and easy as that. Most importantly, standing orders mean you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you’re relying on. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.960.1220 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Put me on standing order at a 5% discount off list price of all future updates, in addition to any other discounts I may quality for. (Returnable within 30 days.)
Notify me when updates are available (No standing order will be created).
This Bloomberg BNA report is available on standing order, which ensures you will all receive the latest edition. This report is updated annually and we will send you the latest edition once it has been published. By signing up for standing order you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you need. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.372.1033, option 5, or by sending us an email to email@example.com.
Put me on standing order
Notify me when new releases are available (no standing order will be created)