12 Reads of Christmas: Practise safe shopping

treeBusy with exams and juggling them with doing your online Christmas shopping?

Take a few minutes to remind yourself of some to the things to watch out for to help you stay safe this festive season.

Safe Shopping

Slow down a bit, and remind yourself of the things you should be keep an eye on and be aware of to help ensure you have a great time shopping.

See Get Safe Online’s reminders

Hackable gifts

There will undoubtedly be a lot of hackable gifts under a lot of Christmas trees this year – laptops, tablets, drones, connected toys for the kids, and more gadgets and appliances for the home that connect to the Internet. It’s all exciting stuff – but comes with a serious security warning.

Before you dive in and do your purchases or get connected, remember to

  • Research before you buy – check and see if your intended purchase has any reported security issues (Google it!)
  • Change the default password on each device – and keep it unique and secure

And don’t connect to bank accounts or other private/personal accounts over public Wi-Fi

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