We are living in the age of smartphones and mobile payments. Since the boom of online payments, the trend in the recent years is to pay through our advanced mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, etc. No matter whether buying a t-shirt online or booking a flight ticket you are always concerned how secure is the payment transaction. The infographic below explores facts about shopping online and how to protect yourself during the process of shopping online.
It is reported that more than 63% of people use the same password across multiple accounts online. As for the shopping on mobile, 80% of smartphone owners are mobile shoppers. According to the infographic, among the most popular online purchases are apparel, toys and games, home goods and books.
On the other hand, the infographic provides a list of handy tips to protect ourselves in the process of shopping online. You should always prefer shopping sites using SSL encryption and use long and strong passwords. It is highly recommended to refrain from using public Wi-fi networks and go for VPN preferably.
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