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Increase in phishing attacks predicted this weekend

Experts in cyber-intelligence and Internet security have predicted a significant increase in phishing attacks over the Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally the busiest of the holiday shopping season.

Last year, Internet intelligence gathering companies reported a significant spike in phishing threats and malicious URLs between October and December, with the most detected around the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend. These scams are typically used to trick shoppers into giving their debit or credit card numbers, or to download malware.

Before you shop online, be sure to consult the WOT ratings and scorecards to help you determine if a site is trustworthy. Please rate sites yourself too, and let everyone know about your experiences with online vendors.

Or maybe just watch some football and eat leftover turkey…

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