$3.5 billion — that’s how much consumers spent during Cyber Monday in 2016, making it the biggest day in U.S. e-commerce history. From initial estimates, this year could break that record as Americans look to score the best deals on everything from personal computers to socks designed for your chair. Yep, that’s a thing.
While Cyber Monday provides us with the opportunity to purchase items we might not otherwise be able to, it also puts us at much higher risk of having our security, identity, and privacy compromised. Here’s how we can best protect ourselves this holiday season.