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10 Golden Rules For Safe Internet Shopping

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 11 October 2012, 13:30 Hrs
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Bangalore: E-commerce is the new shopping destination. The consumer-spending on the online portals are expected to double by 2016. No wonder, considering the convenience offered by these  few ‘clicks’ that brings a product home. People, who were once reluctant to adapt this way of shopping is now lured by the offers and convenience of these sites.

These sites are indeed a blessing, until you are compromising your details unknowingly to someone, who is relentlessly waiting for his prey. The recent Data Breach Investigations Report estimated 174 million compromised records, a whooping 170 million more than the last year.

For millions, who stroll through these online shopping centers, here are the ten golden rules for a safe internet shopping

#10 Personal Firewall

Enabling personal firewall is the first thing to be done when you set out to shop. It adds a layer of protection to your PC by stopping unknown connections to the PC. The personal firewall which comes within operating systems is generally insufficient since they can’t properly control outbound connections. That is, if your PC is infected by malware, you could be sending out spam or other data on to the internet without your knowledge. There are a number of personal firewalls on the market, both free and paid. Some anti-virus vendors include personal firewalling as part of their products.

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