As promised I’m back with a round up of all the deals I’ve found online as well as some gifting chatter, I’ve almost finished my Christmas shopping now so I thought I’d share some of the ideas I’ve found along the way and the cheapest places you can find the items. So first of all, here are all the deals for all the stores I know of.. as always please share in the comments!
There are absolutely loads of deals, the list could go on and on but I picked out my favourite stores and some I thought you’d be interested in. From a gift perspective here are some deals that aren’t to be missed:
Again I could go on but I don’t want to risk giving the game away to all of my gift recipients! One thing that IS worth mentioning is security. This isn’t something I’ve ever been aware of in the past and especially not when I’m buying gifts but anything that connects to your computer could be putting you at risk without the right protection. According to Intel Security The most hackable gifts are Smartphones and Tablets, Drones and Camera-enabled Devices, Children’s Gadgets and Smartwatches and Fitness Trackers. I certainly have never been concerned about attaching my camera or childs toy into my computer for fear of malware but apparently it happens. Here’s their advice:
Tips for protecting yourself this Christmas: People may think they aren’t at risk of hackers breaking into such gadgets like a smartwatch or child’s gadget, but the reality is that hackers can install malware on a computer that the device connects to, getting into a user’s mobile device which houses personal data.
- Bluetooth beware: Smart gadgets are often controlled by a Bluetooth connection via a smartphone. Many devices have a Bluetooth pairing password with a default of 0000 or 1234, allowing attackers to pair with them and take control. When Bluetooth is not needed, switch it off.
- Cover all bases: Many smart gifts are controlled by other devices, be that a smartphone or a tablet. Protecting all these devices means that all doors to hackers are closed. Protect devices by pairing a comprehensive security solution with regular device updates.
Protect your personal data: Making sure operating systems are up to update with the latest versions and not downloading apps from an untrusted source, are other ways you can keep cybercriminals at bay this Christmas. Sometimes it takes a long time for an operating system to be patched for a new vulnerability therefore it is important to install a cross device security service such McAfee LiveSafe™ that can protect all devices, data and identity
And there we were thinking the scariest thing about Christmas presents was braving the crowds to shop for them!! I hope you’ve all managed to get everything on your lists in the sales today but if not don’t worry.. they’re on ’til Monday!
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