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Information Security TIP OF THE WEEK – Stay one step ahead of thieves: devote a single credit card for online purchases to minimize your risk


As we are becoming more and more comfortable with online shopping, this week’s tip is an idea on how to minimize your risk when doing so. If you have more than one credit card, it might be tempting to use them all when you are shopping online at different sites. However, it’s prudent to designate one credit card for all your internet transactions.  That way, if an organization you’re buying items from is attacked by hackers, you will only need to report one credit card stolen to your financial institution and you’ll easily know which of your credit cards is affected. Additionally, you’ll still be able to use your other credit cards to purchase vitally needed goods and services while you await replacement of the stolen card.