Websites with lax security are more likely to be hacked,...

Websites with lax security are more likely to be hacked, putting shoppers at risk if their personal information is stolen. Credit: Getty Images / iStockphoto / interstid

Amid a frenetic shopping weekend that kicks off with Black Friday and culminates with Cyber Monday, there’s a damper on this year’s holiday spirits. A TransUnion report found 54% of shoppers are worried about becoming victims of online fraud — up from 46% last year.

Shoppers say they are wary about making an online purchase if they have concerns about an e-commerce site’s security. Websites with lax security are more likely to be hacked, putting shoppers at risk if their personal information is stolen.

A whopping 80% of consumers said it was important for online retailers to have multifactor authentication, where a texted security code is used in addition to a password to make a website more secure.

A removable feast

The DoorDash app has added several new features to safeguard its drivers.

The DoorDash app has added several new features to safeguard its drivers. Credit: DoorDash


Don’t be rude to your DoorDash delivery person. You might go to bed hungry. DoorDash says a driver can now cancel an order if a customer uses “inappropriate or offensive language in a chat on our app.” Other newly added features aimed at driver safety include SafeDash Check-In, where DoorDash will check on a driver’s welfare if a delivery is taking too long.

In charge

Google Maps has added the ability to filter a search...

Google Maps has added the ability to filter a search for EV charging stations. Credit: Google


Hitting the road this holiday season in an electric vehicle? Google has added features to its Maps app on iOS and Android to ease your range anxiety. The features let you filter EV charging stations by whether they have fast chargers and by various plug sizes. The “fast charge” filter, for example, only shows stations with chargers 50kW or higher.

U.S. seeks crypto whistleblowers

Above, whistleblower Peiter Zatko, former head of security with Twitter...

Above, whistleblower Peiter Zatko, former head of security with Twitter Inc., is sworn in during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 13. Credit: Bloomberg / Eric Lee


The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is urging crypto industry whistleblowers to come forward in the aftermath of FTX Group's implosion if they have information that their company is involved in illegal practices. Whistleblowers can get awards worth between 10% and 30% of the money the agency collects in penalties from a case. The regulator awarded nearly $200 million to a single unidentified whistleblower this year. — BLOOMBERG NEWS

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