Verizon Issues 'Cyber Monday Alert'

Kara Reeder

SideJackers, the hackers who hang out near popular Wi-Fi hotspots hoping to snag user IDs and passwords, are expected to be out in droves this holiday shopping season.


According to, Verizon is looking to help online consumers with its "Cyber Monday Alert," a warning and an accompanying list of tips for online shoppers to help protect their personal data. The tips, which can be found in this press release, include:


  • Take advantage of the security features built into wireless routers.
  • Set up a firewall for the home network.
  • Install an Internet security package.
  • Look for "https" at the beginning of a Web site URL to ensure the Web site is secure.


Holidays always bring out cyber criminals looking for an unsuspecting target. As we reported on our Network Security Edge site, malware authors are creating numerous malicious Thanksgiving-related links designed to steal personal data from holiday revelers.


Be on your guard!

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