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12/01/2014 08:30 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How To Make Sure You're Staying 'Cyber Safe' When You Shop Online

Attention all Black Friday shoppers -- or at least the 40% of you who make the majority of your purchases online! We have some security news for you. If you're browsing on public Wi-Fi, your shopping may be compromising some of your private information -- all the way from your identity to your credit card number. And the holiday season is no time to start worrying about fraud.

Luckily, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Private WiFi have teamed up on some tips for staying "cyber secure" this year. Super helpful advice includes avoiding emails with deals that look to good to be true (hard to do, but necessary!), using two-step verification processes when accessing sensitive data and always making sure your software is up-to-date.

See the remaining tips below.

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