Retailers: Avoid the Hackable Holidaze
by Fred Kneip
The most wonderful time of the year? Sure, but not if your business and customers are getting robbed.
Andy Williams had it right when he sang about the holidays being the most wonderful time of the year. With all the gift-giving, festivities, parties, feasting, and family events, the holiday season is the perfect way to end the year. For retailers, this is doubly true, as many will earn more profit over the holidays than at any other time. However, retailers also need to be wary, because hackers will be looking to turn a profit, too, at the expense of legitimate businesses and their customers.
These hacking Grinches will certainly try to steal Christmas, but a good defense can ensure that they get nothing but lumps of well-deserved coal in their stockings. Most attackers will follow the same tired-but-tested attack patterns that have been so successful in the past. Uncover the most popular vulnerabilities that attackers will try to exploit this holiday season in my recent article for Dark Reading here.
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