Prevent being a victim of cybercrime when online shopping

Who can honestly say that they look forward to busy malls and long queues at shops while getting those festive goodies? With advancements of technology, it means that some of us can shop online from the comfort of our homes.

Security Solutions MEA at Dimension Data, Sean Duffy chats about the possible pitfalls you could encounter on your online shopping trips.

Duffy says that if you look at the technology now, it makes it convenient for consumers to purchase products and services from home.

With those benefits come new risks to manage, and cybercrime is obviously one of them.

Sean Duffy, Security Solutions MEA at Dimension Data

Public Wi-Fi is not secure, it’s an open communication channel which means that anybody can gain access to it says Duffy.

One of the problems we’ve got – there’s been a lot of awareness about corporate cybercrime but I don’t think there’s been enough awareness of consumer cybercrime.

Sean Duffy, Security Solutions MEA at Dimension Data

Listen to some more tips about preventing cybercrime...


This article first appeared on 702 : Prevent being a victim of cybercrime when online shopping


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
The Early Man movie shows how football culture has changed says film critic

The Early Man movie shows how football culture has changed says film critic

In the movie review, film critic Gayle Edmunds chats about the animation movie, The Early Man and shares her views on the storyline.

[LISTEN] 65-year-old doctor runs 200kms across Moroccan desert for birthday

[LISTEN] 65-year-old doctor runs 200kms across Moroccan desert for birthday

Aside from the muscle aches, Dr Hans Van Heerden feet also took a pounding as a result of the challenging sandy terrain.

The Vivo is a fraction of the price but has everything you need says Moshokoa

The Vivo is a fraction of the price but has everything you need says Moshokoa

In the car feature, Jacob Moshokoa chats about his experiences riding the new Polp Vivo, and shares some facts about the car.

7 cybersecurity tips for online shoppers this Black Friday

7 cybersecurity tips for online shoppers this Black Friday

Nick Saunders, Sales Enablement Manager at Mimecast on how to keep safe while shopping online this Black Friday.

Research: 62% of South Africans who use online dating lie on their profiles

Research: 62% of South Africans who use online dating lie on their profiles

This is research compiled by the Kaspersky Lab, a Russian multinational cyber security and antivirus provider.

[LISTEN] Social media can be a force for great destruction - Azania Mosaka

[LISTEN] Social media can be a force for great destruction - Azania Mosaka

Mosaka responds to the cyber-bullying her daughter encountered at the weekend and the taunting of others on social media.

Popular articles
Why many couples today are struggling with marriage

Why many couples today are struggling with marriage

Dr Eve advises that many modern couples need marriage to be a safe space for self-expression and self-actualisation.

The Big Pet Problem: Are you struggling to rent because you have pets?

The Big Pet Problem: Are you struggling to rent because you have pets?

Frustrated tenants say they're being discriminated against by landlords.

'The NPA should be ready and re-enroll the matter' - Nel on Malema prosecution

'The NPA should be ready and re-enroll the matter' - Nel on Malema prosecution

AfriForum not backing down over decision to privately prosecute Julius Malema.

Ed Dept scraps supplementary exams for matriculants

Ed Dept scraps supplementary exams for matriculants

The Department of Basic Education has announced it will do away with matric supplementary exams from 2019.

Cape Town not out the woods yet even with recent rainfall

Cape Town not out the woods yet even with recent rainfall

Climate expert, Piotr Wolski, says the city will know towards the end of May whether 2018 is a good or bad year.

This is how much you should be paying your domestic worker

This is how much you should be paying your domestic worker

Stephen Rathai, director of employment standards at the Department of Labour talks on the new national minimum wage.

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Bruce Whitfield interviews La Grange about her and Madiba's attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)

Mugg & Bean agrees to pay medical bill of customer

Mugg & Bean agrees to pay medical bill of customer

Mugg & Bean has agreed to pay for customers medical bills after a month of being in pain and pestering the chain to pay the bill.