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Fortify warns online Christmas shoppers of the eGrinch.

Fortify : 23 November, 2007  (Technical Article)
Increased online spending in the Christmas season provides ripe opportunities for cyber criminals and thus demanding extra caution from users.
While the online Christmas shopping boom may be good news for e-tailers, it's even better news for the eGrinch hackers and cybercriminals who take advantage of this massive spike in unprepared online present hunters ripe for the picking.

Roger Thornton, Chief Technology Officer at Fortify Software - a leading expert in e-commerce security - has made the following comments on how shoppers can better protect their personal details online:

'People may be wary of protecting their personal belongings in a busy high street, but as the online world becomes akin to the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street in December, they need to take similar precautions when shopping on the internet.

Consumers have moved online to beat the pre-Christmas mayhem and the criminal gangs have followed, seeing an opportunity to ruthlessly harvest personal data for a big Christmas pay-off. The relative comfort of home shopping - combined with the invisibility of the 'click-pocket' - can quickly create a false sense of security, and online shoppers can easily end up paying a far higher price than they had thought.

However, by taking simple steps such as using 'one time only' credit cards, sticking to well known websites and making use of the password wallets offered by most web browsers, consumers can ensure that Christmas doesn't become the season of good cheer for cybercriminals and data thieves.'
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