Shopping online is a pleasure. No traffic, no crowds, no searching for a parking spot, but you still need to protect yourself. While shopping on legitimate, well-known sites belonging to your favorite department store or specialty shop is probably not going to be a problem, lesser-known sites that come up when you’re looking for a bargain and Googling something specific could be places for concern. The same can be said for auction sites such as eBay and uBid.
Here’s what you can do to see to it that all of your online shopping is as secure as a trip to the mall: