Increasingly, Americans are going online to prepare for the holidays, whether it's shopping, shipping or sending out cards. But don't let convenience get in the way of safety


In the countdown to the holiday season,  millions of people around the world are going to go online to buy presents for friends and family, search for holidays, book tickets for a big gig or send an electronic Christmas card.


The facts are out! Analysts are coming out with their first numbers laying out how holiday sales have been progressing so far. Record numbers for e-commerce retail, with holiday shopping across the U.S., with Thanksgiving topping $1 billion and Black Friday passing $1.5 billion, respective growth of 32% and 26% over 2013.


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As the holiday shopping bustle approaches, don't just think about buying the perfect gift and getting a great deal. For a happy and healthy season, remember that being cyber secure when you make your holiday purchases online is just as important!

This year PRIVATE WiFi has teamed up with the National Cyber Security Alliance to help consumers be safe online when using their mobile devices are they shop.


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Retailers are ready for you. The National Retail Federation said holiday sales in November and December are expected to reach $616.9 billion, an increase of 4.1 percent over 2013.

Scammers are ready to try to make it their happy holidays too. They'll try to tempt you with confusing deals, bait and switch, hacking and outright fraud.


Trojan.Poweliks.C is malware that writes malicious JavaScript code directly into the Run key in the system registry. Once installed, the malicious code is executed with every system reboot. The Trojan injects the code launched from the Run registry key into the process “dllhost.exe”.


Shop For Rewards by Pitaya Tech is a browser extension “designed to help you collect free gifts, coupons and fantastic rewards by shopping online through third party e-commerce websites”.


μTorrentBar by ClientConnect LTD is a toolbar that adds several buttons to your browser: web search, weather, facebook, email, youtube etc. And as per its publisher, μTorrentBar “upholds the highest privacy and security standards”.


HostSecure is a typical adware-type program that is used for affiliate marketing. It is promoted as a program that can display coupons and the best prices for merchandise or services you are searching online.