Limit personal information you distribute online

Don’t over share on social networking websites. Be very careful with personally identifying information like Social Security numbers, account numbers, and passwords – as well as specific information about yourself, such as your full name, address, birthday, and even vacation plans.

The e-commerce boom precipitated a new cybersecurity threat known as e-skimming, which involves the theft of consumer payment information from online stores. If you’re thinking about going online instead of the mall this year, it’ll be helpful to understand how e-skimming works and how to protect yourself against it.

E-skimming is the process of using malicious code to capture the sensitive credentials of a consumer, such as credit card information, from an online payment webpage.