HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – When you hear the words “shop smart,” you might first think we’re talking about saving money or not spending too much.
When shopping online, “smart shopping” has a different meaning: Don’t let yourself be cheated or hacked.
With many retailers already offering Black Friday type sales, it’s tempting to start your Christmas shopping early, but before you go too far to spend your money, take a few steps to protect yourself online.
Too many people shop online and spend money using free public WiFi. Almost every restaurant and café now offers free WiFi. It’s convenient but unsecured.
Next time you’re connected to a public WiFi network, look around and count the number of people looking at their phone or laptop. Dozens of people can be connected to the same free and unsecured network.
All you need is someone who knows what they are doing to tap your phone or laptop to see your information. It’s not easy, but …