Some Tips From Google For Safe Online Shopping


Anak Milenial- trend of online shopping through e-commerce usually increases towards the end of the year and during beautiful dates. However, Google reminds the public to always be vigilant if they want to make online transactions.

Amanda Chan, Product Marketing Manager of Google Indonesia, said that when shopping online, the first thing to avoid is making transactions on the site with unknown sellers.

“So if we want to make an online transaction, we must first see who the seller is and on what platform, and we try to use one that is already well-known and trusted,” Amanda said in a virtual media meeting, Wednesday (4/11/2021).

Then, what should also be avoided is a transaction that does not use two-factor authentication or two-factor authentication ( 2FA ). 

Tips From Google For Safe Online Shopping
Tips From Google For Safe Online Shopping

Avoid Public WiFi

Amanda said, often when shopping online , there are several options for making transactions, such as using an e-wallet in e-commerce or through certain bank applications.

“We’d better choose the option that has two factor authentication . So we don’t just click, buy, the transaction has been carried out. We have to enter the password again, check again, confirm our identity,” he said.

Felicia Wienathan, Communication Manager of Consumer Products at Google Indonesia, added that when transacting online , users do not access public internet networks.

“As much as possible we urge that financial transactions as much as possible should not be carried out on public WiFi, for example in mini markets or coffee shops , malls. Avoid as much as possible,” said Felicia.

In the same event, Felicia explained that the use of public networks during financial transactions carries a greater risk of cybercrime.

Ensure Site Security

In addition, when choosing an online shopping site , also check the website address or URL.

“Is he http or https, or has a picture of a lock on the right tax when using Google Chrome,” said Felicia.

According to Google, if next to the URL is an image of a locked padlock, then the site’s connection is declared secure. This means user privacy and data are better protected.

Not only from site selection, users are also asked to make sure the password or password they use is also safe and strong.

For this, Amanda says that a strong password can consist of a mix of upper and lower case letters, symbols such as an exclamation point (!) or dollar sign ($), and numbers.

Amanda also advises users to use Password Manager. “Here Google can help users to remind all passwords associated with their Google account,” said Amanda.

Lastly, Amanda also advises users to set up 2FA on their Google accounts.

In addition, when choosing an online shopping site , also check the website address or URL.

“Is he http or https, or has a picture of a lock on the right tax when using Google Chrome,” said Felicia.

According to Google, if next to the URL is an image of a locked padlock, then the site’s connection is declared secure. This means user privacy and data are better protected.

Not only from site selection, users are also asked to make sure the password or password they use is also safe and strong.

For this, Amanda says that a strong password can consist of a mix of upper and lower case letters, symbols such as an exclamation point (!) or dollar sign ($), and numbers.

Amanda also advises users to use Password Manager. “Here Google can help users to remind all passwords associated with their Google account,” said Amanda.

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