A new dress for your upcoming interview, your prescription medication, a bed for your dog, your groceries. What do all these things have in common? You can buy them online. Online shopping is the ultimate convenience; bringing everything you need just a few clicks away – from your office, your bed, or even while riding in a taxi. 2013 saw $262 billion worth of cyber sales, which is expected to increase to $370 billion by 2017.
All this is good news, right? We all love shopping online. But there is a downside that most of us never stop to think about. The web can be a dangerous street to shop on if you’re not properly protected. There are approximately 130 million – yes million – malicious programs lurking to steal personal information online, up from 1 million in 2007. It has therefore become more important than ever that every online shopper take the time to bulletproof their devices.