Technology has provided additional convenience while shopping, but taking a few safety precautions with your devices while out and about will provide a more safe and secure shopping experience.
Stores and service providers are beginning to track your whereabouts when your devices are within a certain range. To prevent these business from accessing your device, disable the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features when not in use.
Public Wi-Fi connections are targets for identity fraud. Be wary of completing any transactions over these open connections. This includes accessing any bank or credit information and logging into any email or financial accounts.
Basic and simple precautions can make your in-store shopping experience more safe and secure. For more information on cyber security awareness, contact the UWW Financial Literacy Center.