Password security is always important (for tips, check out this article!), but EarthLink would like to remind you to be especially aware during the holidays. Thanks to massive retailer discounts and promotions, the time around December is the largest online shopping season. This means that credit card information is being entered more often than any other time in the year…and this is attractive to phishers (here is an article letting you know how to spot spammy fraud email) and hackers.
An easy solution is to change your passwords to and delete your credit card information from retail sites (like Amazon.com or Walmart.com) when you’re done using them for gift purchases. And always make sure that you follow the general guidelines of password security, and have a happy holiday season!