Tips To Increase Your Holiday Cyber-Shopping Security

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A few wrong computer clicks could land you in trouble this holiday shopping season.

Inter security expert Jeff Barto of Symantec said online shoppers can easily put themselves and their computers at risk, unless they take precautions and avoid five common mistakes that could compromise their security.

One easy mistake is shopping online in a public place with Wi-Fi.

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“If someone can find a way to compromise that connection, they can see what you’re doing – and everyone around you,” Barto explained.

The safest way to shop online is from a home or work computer with a secured internet connection. If you do have to shop on the go, turn off your Wi-Fi and use your cell phone’s data network, Barto advises.

“They need to encrypt all the voice connections, therefore they encrypt all the data…

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