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Cyber security expert weighs in on how to safely shop online this year

As more people opt for online shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic, cyber security experts are weighing in on how you can keep your personal information safe.

Volunteers with Roanoke InfoSec Exchange (RISE) say that a couple key steps to follow when shopping online include making sure you are using a dependable site, creating a strong password for your account, and making sure all your devices are up-to-date.

“Make sure that you have your software update, make sure that you have everything up-to-date, because attackers are always looking for vulnerable opportunities,” cyber security expert Rob Garbee said.

Another good piece of advice to follow is if a deal seems too good to be true, it likely is.

For more information from RISE on how to shop online, you can visit the website here.

Source: WSLS News 10

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