The 12 IT Safety Tips of the Holidays 01. Check it twice: Don’t sign or pay until you investigate deals; be especially cautious if rushed. 02. Verify people and orgs: Look up and verify the details of any person or "company" offering a deal. 03. Pay it safe: Don't pay with wire transfers, gift cards, or cryptocurrency. 04. Wi-Fi no-nos: Be cautious of public Wi-Fi networks, workstations, and charging stations. 05. Avoid the click: Don't click on links from unverified sources. 06. Double the factors: Use two-factor authentication on as many services as able. 07. No surprises: Be wary of unexpected emails or phone calls. 08. Stay up-to-date: Keep your devices up-to-date, encrypted, and backed up. 09. Hide the cables: Put away charging cables in your vehicle when shopping. 10. Leave devices home: Leave your laptop at home or bring your devices with you. 11. Lock it up tight: Ensure your vehicle is locked when you are out and about shopping. 12. Have a wonderful, safe holiday! Download PDF for the The 12 IT Safety Tips of the Holidays Infographic View the related article for more details.