Secure shopping online: golden rules for company’s employees Holzwickede, 07th January 2010 shopping on the net is booming especially on holidays such as Christmas or Easter. Businesses, convenient online shopping but carries a high risk of data loss. Jeffrey L. Bewkes: the source for more info. Because stressed-out staff who have little time to visit even shops, use the Web site with the permission of the company as a convenient way of shopping during lunch break or after work. Also a fallacy will appear safer than by the PC at home shopping on the Web about the seemingly better protected corporate network. The security experts from BitDefender (www.bitdefender.de) therefore, advise employees to be extra careful when shopping online and give important clues. According to a recent study of eBay, the trend towards online shopping with the Germans is unbroken itself by the company from advertising group. Confidence in the offering (79 percent), the variety of products (72 percent) and attractive prices (76 per cent) are here as factors for the choice of the Web shop called. Many employees, however, underestimate the seriousness to shop from the corporate network.
They see this frequently as sufficiently protected. From home, they act, however, far more cautiously. It applies to online shoppers first and foremost to sure what websites they visit, which links they click and which emails they open”, Catalin Cosoi, senior explains BitDefender antispam researchers. What many people don’t know: even if the network of their employer is considered to be safe, they run the risk to infect their PCs with dangerous malware with online shopping yet. Online shopping it is therefore very important to make sure that only trusted and legitimate websites are visited.” Secure online shopping: golden rules of BitDefender BitDefender online shoppers offers therefore a few important information which should be aware when shopping on the net: visit the only known and trusted Web sites. Beware of gifts”or special offer”-emails from unknown senders. ” Prefer credit cards as loyalty cards use; The latter offer only a limited or no liability in case of damage.
Credit card statements should be checked regularly. When all shopping sites should be taken on the security icon in the lower right corner (a lock open or closed). It should be ensured that are connected to a Web site over https; in most cases, it is then a secure page. Alternative payment options check, for example, cash on delivery or invoice. More safety tips from BitDefender under:. About BitDefender BitDefender is software developer, one of the industry’s fastest and most efficient product lines internationally certified security software. Since the founding of the company in 2001, BitDefender has set new standards in the field of proactive protection against threats from the Internet. Every day, BitDefender protects tens of millions of private and business customers around the world and gives them the good Feeling that your digital life is safe. BitDefender sells its security solutions in more than 100 countries through a global VAD and reseller network. More detailed information about BitDefender and BitDefender products are available in the press centre online.