Myth: Making purchases on the Internet is risky. Fact: Most security experts agree that the risk of fraud is greater with offline purchases.
To shop more safely online with Internet Explorer:
- Look for https ("s" stands for secure) in the Web address and a closed padlock beside it or in the lower right corner of the browser window.
- Create strong passwords for all online accounts, particularly those used for banking or shopping.
- Consider the reputation of the company or website from which you buy.
- Never make online financial transactions on a public or shared computer, or on a public wireless network.