Excerpt from Daily Dot
Written by Andrew Couts
The race is on to score the best deals of the 2016 holiday season. But before you go wild on Cyber Monday, it's important to take a few steps to keep hackers from catching a free ride at your expense.
The holiday gift-buying season is traditionally one of the busiest times for hackers and scammers, with some 40 percent of all online fraud historically taking place during the last three months of the year.
Fortunately, putting a tight wrap on your cybersecurity is not particularly complicated. Here are nine things to do before scammers steal your holiday cheer: