The festive season has begun in India, now it’s the festival of lights – Diwali. People have started getting so many diwali greetings and product discount offers over email. Keep in mind this is the time for business and purchases, and also a hacking ground for phishers. When you receive an email stating, that you have won a lottery or get heavy discounts and you are interested to purchase, see if the website is secured with SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate
. And also I wish you need to have an updated trusted version of desktop security products like anti-virus, firewall, anti-spam and so on. Because if a phisher tries to send a fake email or email with virus, Trojans, it would be quarantined or blocked by the help of internet security desktop products installed in your computer.
And people who wish to do physical shopping be aware that there might be pick-pockets/ thieves in crowded areas, who steal your wallet. If you have got debit cards, credit cards in your wallet and you wallet gets stolen, be sure you call the concerned back customer care to block your card. And also don’t reveal your password or the three digit secret pin behind your credit card to any one, because that may lead to misuse of your card.(Might be a person who sees the card number and hears the pin, then he may use it in online shopping portals easily). Have a Safe and Secure Shopping and enjoy your festive season.
Wishing you all a Very Happy, Safe and Secure Diwali (Deepavali) :)
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