Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Vulnerabilities / Threats //

Vulnerability Management

11/19/2018
11:30 AM
Steve Zurier
Steve Zurier
Slideshows
Connect Directly
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail

7 Holiday Security Tips for Retailers

It's the most wonderful time of the year - and hackers are ready to pounce. Here's how to prevent them from wreaking holiday havoc.
2 of 8

1. Promotions Should Have Coupon Codes, not Links
Sophos' Wisniewski says retailers should not send promotions via email with links. Instead, they should invite customers to log onto retailer.com/blackfridaydeal and give them a numerical customer code to enter on their websites. With the code, customers can be assured it's a safe website and the promotion really is from the store they hope to purchase the item.
Image Source: Pixabay

1. Promotions Should Have Coupon Codes, not Links

Sophos' Wisniewski says retailers should not send promotions via email with links. Instead, they should invite customers to log onto retailer.com/blackfridaydeal and give them a numerical customer code to enter on their websites. With the code, customers can be assured it's a safe website and the promotion really is from the store they hope to purchase the item.

Image Source: Pixabay

2 of 8
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
PaulChau
50%
50%
PaulChau,
User Rank: Apprentice
12/27/2018 | 9:14:02 AM
Security lax
It is important to note that if we have not been hit before by online attacks, that does not mean that we will never get hit. It is important to still implement these security tips and guidelines if we want our business to prevail even after the holidays. It might just be too late if we think that we are safe and there is no lax in our systems.
MarkSindone
50%
50%
MarkSindone,
User Rank: Moderator
12/22/2018 | 12:53:41 AM
Brand versus no brand
I don't know why people would go to a website that wasn't guaranteed to be a legitimate one, even over the holiday periods. I mean, I can get cheap China knock-offs, but if things are already on sale at a reputable branded place, that's what getting a good deal is about right?
For Cybersecurity to Be Proactive, Terrains Must Be Mapped
Craig Harber, Chief Technology Officer at Fidelis Cybersecurity,  10/8/2019
A Realistic Threat Model for the Masses
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESET,  10/9/2019
USB Drive Security Still Lags
Dark Reading Staff 10/9/2019
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
7 Threats & Disruptive Forces Changing the Face of Cybersecurity
This Dark Reading Tech Digest gives an in-depth look at the biggest emerging threats and disruptive forces that are changing the face of cybersecurity today.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2019-17545
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-14
GDAL through 3.0.1 has a poolDestroy double free in OGRExpatRealloc in ogr/ogr_expat.cpp when the 10MB threshold is exceeded.
CVE-2019-17546
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-14
tif_getimage.c in LibTIFF through 4.0.10, as used in GDAL through 3.0.1 and other products, has an integer overflow that potentially causes a heap-based buffer overflow via a crafted RGBA image, related to a "Negative-size-param" condition.
CVE-2019-17547
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-14
In ImageMagick before 7.0.8-62, TraceBezier in MagickCore/draw.c has a use-after-free.
CVE-2019-17501
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-14
Centreon 19.04 allows attackers to execute arbitrary OS commands via the Command Line field of main.php?p=60807&type=4 (aka the Configuration > Commands > Discovery screen).
CVE-2019-17539
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-14
In FFmpeg before 4.2, avcodec_open2 in libavcodec/utils.c allows a NULL pointer dereference and possibly unspecified other impact when there is no valid close function pointer.