By Renee | 04/Dec/2023
But is it the final safeguard? Can I count on the rule made by the web merchants, to protect my privacy? What if it is one kind of phishing website and forges the merchandise to steal my credit card and other accounts?
How to protect data privacy when enjoy shopping online
- Always open in https
If you are going to a new shopping website, and its URL goes like http://www.xxxx.com, you can add an s right after http (https://www.xxxx.com) to check if it is a secure connection. If it’s not, the icon before the URL would become red. But if it’s the website you trust and red still, maybe it forgets to get a security certification.
- Always check the URLs before payment
When you are ready to pay, some website might bounce to another shopping cart pages. This is because some of the website owners would cooperate with the payment solution agents. However, this is also the most common ploy the phishing website trick your bank account and passwords.
- Always use strong and secure passwords.
It is easy for the attackers to hack online accounts with simple passwords. Using unique hard-to-crack passwords across all the accounts, bank or social network and changing them regularly is the best policy. To avoid and check the safety of your passwords, use the password generator in Neptune SystemCare Ultimate. It checks existed passwords safety and generates stronger passwords to keep them secure from the hijackers.
- Always clean the cookies after the shopping
E-commerce websites love to place cookies on visitor's browsers to retain login credentials, identify customers, and provide a customized shopping experience. The danger is self-evident. Therefore, we need a strong browser cookie and history eraser. The privacy eraser in Neptune SystemCare Ultimate can help you remove all the traces such as download and browsing history, cookies and caches, etc. and keep your online privacy confidential.
If you followed through on the advice above, your accounts and data privacy are now significantly safer than before. And there is the last tip—think before you click.