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Point and click your way through the discounts -- Cyber Monday security experts say.
You need to take a second to make sure your computer is safe and secure.
Joining us now with some very important to -- from our chief security strategist at.
Citrix Systems welcome -- I can tell you that many many of our viewers have been pointing and clicking.
With the mouse all day.
Shopping and they just as soon in many cases that there orders are safe -- -- their private information is safe is that a fair assumption.
I it's very much a fair assumption most people just get on the way I've been click away and all hope for the bounce they're looking for great deals announced.
Over a hundred million people are expected to purchase online today.
They really need to stop and non.
Planned for a couple things I had a time to make sure that they're getting the best deals and that the grinch doesn't steal Christmas all right let's get down to brass -- how the first step is preparing your computer how do you prepare your computer before you actually go and shop -- line.
But what you want to make sure that your computer -- running latest patches the latest security software but also you wanna make sure that you -- -- your browser cash cow as you're surfing the web.
The browser keeps track of things that that you've clicked on -- purchases he made.
And within both Internet Explorer which is very common on -- windows as well as safari on the Mac and other browsers.
You can typically go into tools menu on non windows going to Internet options and -- -- to go ahead and delete the information.
On safari it's pretty simply go to those safari menu and click on reset safari and -- it wipes out all of that data.
You're starting from clean slate and you go ahead make your purchases knowing that a lot of that information won't be tracked.
OK and here we go clearing your cache once you've done that.
Let's go to things like.
Know what the problems look like you know know exactly about what to look for so that you don't get caught in a snafus here.
Yeah -- definitely there's a lot of scams that could be going on today this being one of the biggest days for shopping online.
Everybody's looking for a great deal and the criminals are too.
So they're out there are trying to make sure that they are enticing people to click on their links their web sites and their ads -- banners.
And -- sending information through FaceBook and MySpace another social media where there's an implied level of trust and folks are just naturally gonna click on -- Also it's estimated that 50% of online merchants are sending emails today to remind everybody that today is Cyber Monday and that they're getting great deals.
My life -- per email box was flooded this morning with these emails.
So as you see all of this you really need to understand.
How these sites are put together and know that it's very difficult -- -- whether something's a -- or not.
So if you get a link the best thing to do is just go to the actual site so if you wanna buy something from target.com.
For example go to target.com don't click on a -- Wouldn't that somebody -- yesterday in order to get -- got -- -- a little unsure how we got some breaking news starred in Iraq occurred -- from citrix thank you very.
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