Though this is the last week of holiday shopping, it's not too late to remind you of a security guideline you always need to follow. I caught myself recently about to violate this standard online safety rule.
Online Shopping Security
By now, everyone knows that before you enter credit card information at a website, you should always make sure a website begins with HTTPS://, not just the standard HTTP://.
But, we get in a hurry. Time is short. We're trying to complete an online purchase before we dash out the door to make in person retail purchase at the crowded mall so we don't take the seconds necessary to check the URL in the address bar.
Always, always check this.
Though it takes a few seconds, the time you spend could mean the difference between security and a very bad post-Christmas season for you and your credit card.