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Although the danger of physical robbery has been minimized by online methods of transaction, the need to be vigilant is also a must when it comes to web based transactions. Along with the development of ecommerce technology, the crooks are also developing their “web-based” theft. Viruses and other malicious programs designed to steal your personal information are already widespread in the World Wide Web. Phishing and other scam propaganda pose great danger to everyone. To protect you against these methods of theft, extra precautions should be taken.
Protect yourselves by doing these simple tips:
1. Use strong passwords (passwords minimum of 6 characters that contains numbers, letters and if possible special characters)
2 Keep an updated Antivirus Software (if you can afford, use licensed instead of the FREE versions)
3. Transact only on your trusted websites. (Look for SSL certifications)
4. Beware of "unexpected" emails that gives a link to a website whether known or unknown.
5. Use the convenience and security of PayPal