Do I know who I’m dealing with, and is my communication secure? Those are the two things anyone going online wants to know, especially if they’re banking, shopping or otherwise sharing confidential personal or financial data. That’s because many online users are concerned about identity theft, data breaches and worse – and if they’re not, they should be!
When users see something on a website that makes them suspect the site isn’t secure, they often abandon the transaction. To circumvent this protective reaction, cybercriminals have become devilishly ingenious and can simulate genuine websites with astonishing accuracy. It’s therefore increasingly difficult to tell the good guys from the bad. Knowing the visual cues for safe and unsafe websites alike is essential for anyone to know whom to trust with their data and business.
We’ve created a short 10 question survey to better understand what signs you look for to ensure your confidential data is safe while online. Click here to access the survey: http://bit.ly/kW5ImG.
Some of you may have also noticed that this survey is not being run off the Symantec website—good catch. Our readers are not to be fooled. Don’t worry, we’ve checked it out, this link is safe to use. It will only take a minute or two to take the survey and we’ll report back soon to share the results. Thanks for your feedback!