Protecting yourself from online scammers

ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Along with all the joys of the holiday season come the scammers. But don’t be had by a Grinch! Find out how to protect yourself from online thieves.

Joe Blanchard, Lead & Senior Security Analyst with the Open Web Application Security Project tells us more.

The Open Web Application Security Project is an online community which creates freely-available articles, methodologies, documentation, tools, and technologies in the field of web application security.

Joe discussed online scams that seem to manifest around the holidays and how the average consumer can protect themselves.

He says scammers take advantage of the increase in online shopping and distraction of the holidays to steal personal information and money. These threats come in several packages and methods.

Topics:

● Spam/unwanted emails
● How to identify fake emails and sites
● What you should and should not share online
● Checking your statements
● Inoculate your devices (PC, phone, etc)

To learn more visit: owasp.org