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Daniel Herlihy

Daniel Herlihy is a computer systems administrator at VSECU. He maintains and upgrades various systems to keep them safe and running efficiently. Dan enjoys spending time with his family in Williamstown, Vermont.

By: Daniel Herlihy

November 19th, 2020

Holiday Shopping Online? Here’s How to Protect Against Cybercrime

Identity and Fraud Protection

It’s that time of year again when we try to find the perfect gifts for our friends and loved ones. We’ll probably be doing most of our holiday shopping online this year to avoid crowded stores. In addition to taking care of your physical health and safety, it is important to be careful with your personal information so that you do not become a victim of cybercrime. Cyber criminals are working overtime during the holiday season when consumers are making more purchases and providing their personal information more frequently. Your information can be stolen from your computer or from the company that you are buying goods from through viruses, malware, and ransomware. Be street smart on the web and use the tools at your disposal to protect yourself from cybercrime. Here are a few tips to help you shop online safely.

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