OpenText calls for attention to personal information security for online shopping during the year-end and New Year holidays

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OpenText calls for attention to personal information security for online shopping during the year-end and New Year holidays

OpenText (TM) (NASDAQ: OTEX), (TSX: OTEX) today announced security checks that consumers should be aware of in the increasing online shopping behavior during the year-end and New Year holidays. According to the survey “Online Shopping Statistics: Ecommerce Trends for 2022” conducted by TIDIO in the United States in 2022,
approximately 2.14 billion people worldwide are using online shopping. .
While online shopping is convenient, you can find the best prices from the comfort of your own home, and have your products delivered to your doorstep, it’s time to think about the safety of online shopping as we head into the holiday season. need to see.
Cybersecurity risks are on the rise as more and more people engage in online banking, asset management and shopping. Furthermore, with the spread of social media such as TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook, purchasing behavior and opportunities are increasing, further increasing the possibility of exposure to cybercrime.
To protect yourself during the holiday shopping season, and throughout the year, here are some things to consider.
keep track of what you buy
An increasing number of phishing scams are being sent via text or email with bogus messages that say, “Please click here because your package is delayed.” It’s the busy end of the year, and if you’re not careful, you can easily become a target for scams.
Avoid risky payment methods
Debit cards offer poor security protection in the event of a security issue. You can limit liability by using a credit card or PayPal. Do not disclose personal information to others
The more you post on social media, the more likely you are to expose your personal information to cybercriminals and become a phishing scam. Avoid posting personal information or shopping history. Before buying from a merchant who advertises their products on the internet, Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok, research the merchant and their reputation. If you have good experience with the company in the past or know someone you know, even better.
Avoid “too good”
If the price is much lower than the market price or if something looks wrong, it may be a scam. There are also cases of damage in which products are of poor quality or do not arrive.
Antivirus software is essential to protect digital devices such as computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones from malware, ransomware, phishing and other threats. Despite your best efforts, if you unknowingly shop on an unsafe website, or if the company you purchased from falls victim to a cyberattack, your device as well as your personal information and privacy are protected. It is important. According to the FTC (Federal Trade Commission), as many as 9 million Americans have their personal information stolen each year. According to the “Survey on Personal Information Leakage and Loss Accidents” conducted by Tokyo Shoko Research in 2021, it was pointed out that in Japan, a total of 119.79 million people’s personal information may have been leaked or lost between 2012 and 2021. I’m here.
Depending on consumer security readiness, identity theft can be an annoying inconvenience that can be quickly fixed and recovered from the damage. On the other hand, recovering personal information can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars, take months to resolve, and inflict enormous damage.
Antivirus and identity protection are an important combination to protect not only your device, but your identity and privacy. ■ About Open Text
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