No company, including Microsoft, Apple, Dell, Hewlett Packard, McAfee or Norton will ever call you and ask for you to remotely log in. The only time they would do this is you contacted them about an issue. And since what downloading materials to your computer and “fixing” things for remote access costs money.
The commercials make it look so easy and convenient to transfer money, pay bills or get in some shopping when you find a few free moments on a busy day with mobile payments. And smart phones and tablets are great ways for stranded travelers to find different transportation or hotels.
What the commercials don’t show is how badly you can get ripped off if you aren’t careful about the applications you download or if you don’t spend the necessary time and money for security.
Free shopping comparison sites, such as the soon-to-be phased out Google Product Search, TheFind.com ,and Bing.com’s shopping results allow merchants to list product prices without charging fees. Other sites, such as Shopping.com, Shopzilla.com and PriceGrabber.com, charge merchants to list their products. What will the new Google Product Shopping look like?
Along with good internet security software (and this is most likely not what you get for free with your home or mobile internet carrier), a great deal of how safe you are when online depends on common sense, and careful viewing habits. Here’s our list some of our Top Security/Privacy Tips, not necessarily in any order of importance. All of these are important in different ways!
The Saturday after Thanksgiving is “Small Business Saturday”… For large national retailers, a couple or even a couple dozen of sales gone wrong doesn’t really hurt them. Not so for a small e-store or a small brick and mortar business!