can make all the difference in security. If someone cracks your CC number at a site or brick and mortar store, the crooks won't be able to use it. Discover is the only CC I know that offers this service; they also offer a special secure utility that you can install on your PC, to help foil any attackers that may infest your computer. I am not a shill and don't represent any company mentioned in this post. They are the best solutions I have used and have personally saved my bacon at least once.
Other than that, Paypal is always best. if it is offered, but using a password encryption vault, Keyscrambler, and Rapport will go a long way toward securing your PC online activities. Just using anti-malware/virus is not enough in the new threat environment. I don't recommend ZoneAlarm, as a software firewall, but I do recommend Online Armor. For a hardware firewall, you can't beat CheckPoint's Safe@Office 500W UTM appliances though. ZoneAlarm unfortunately dropped their venerable Z100G UTM appliance, and it was one of the best deals on market, with excellent anti-virus stream scanning and the works! To bad they dropped it, as it was very affordable for SMBs and many of my clients SOHOs. I have no affiliations with these companies, I just hate online crime, and will do anything to disseminate information to thwart it at any opportunity.
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