The old saying goes that “the walls have ears,” something similar can be said about computers. It seems like every day brings another data breach, malware or phishing attack – leading one to believe that the Internet has eyes and nothing is safe there – especially not your bank account or online storefront.
Cyber criminals and virtual thieves go to extreme lengths to get into your online pockets: phishing sites, fake banking sites that look real, tools to log your keystrokes on your keyboard, SMS hijacking for one-time passwords and more.
Of course, this dreadful situation could be remedied by taking some simple precautions, like shopping at only trusted online merchants, using web-banking tools fortified by two-factor authentication, or never telling anyone the account number or your payment card PIN. However, even the most careful users might discover one day that their money is gone, as cybercriminal nowadays are cunning and savvy.
You could also resort to another option – completely refusing to shop or bank online. That is drastic and we’d like to offer a better solution: install Kaspersky Internet Security 2016 and activate the Safe Money option.