Here’s how to protect yourself

Here’s how to protect yourself


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Amazon Prime Day is a ripe opportunity for hackers. Protect yourself—then shop to your heart's content! (Photo: Getty)
Amazon Prime Day is a ripe opportunity for hackers. Protect yourself—then shop to your heart’s content! (Photo: Getty)

We know you’ve been waiting with bated breath for the biggest shopping event of the year—and it looks like Amazon is about to deliver big time with its highly anticipated 48-hour Prime Day extravaganza. The legendary savings start at the stroke of midnight on October 13, but our clicking fingers are already fired up.

Prime Day is open exclusively to Amazon Prime members—as 100 million VIPs already know—and usually drops in July. But this year—for obvious reasons—plans have changed. October 13 has become the official launch date of Amazon Prime Day, and the deals will run straight through October 14.

Shop away—but use Yahoo Protect Premium to keep your sensitive information protected from online predators — and get 3 free months of Amazon Prime membership, too!

Your dopamine levels are going to be surging while you shop this extraordinary event—which is exactly why you need to be on high alert for fraud. As we’ve learned the hard way, “identity thieves prey on vulnerability and distraction,” Adam Levin, cyber security expert and founder of Cyberscout, told Yahoo Life.

What better distraction is there than a super-charged, two-day Amazon shopping event? Revealing your credit card and banking information through an unprotected broadband network is the epitome of vulnerability. That’s why you need to pre-game by signing up for powerful cyber security software. You shouldn’t even be participating in Prime Day without a tool like Yahoo Protect Premium.

McAfee is a major player in cyber security—keeping hackers out, no matter what day of the year it is. (Photo: Getty)
McAfee is a major player in cyber security—keeping hackers out, no matter what day of the year it is. (Photo: Getty)

Make sure your Prime Day shopping experience doesn’t come with any unwelcome surprises, like breaches of your identity and financial accounts. Yahoo Protect Premium is a cyber security powerhouse. It combines the forces of some of the biggest, most trusted players in the industry to keep your connection completely secure so your bank accounts, credit cards, and even your passwords are bullet-proof.

And it does all this for just $13 a month.

Yahoo Protect Premium uses McAfee antivirus software to prevent viruses, malware, and phishing attacks while you’re blissfully stocking up on winter sweaters and the newest Kindle. It protects up to five gadgets, including the tablets and smartphones your family members are using to snap up deals while you’re busy monopolizing the Mac or PC (hey, first come, first to shop!).

Yahoo Protect Premium even keeps your passwords secure—and provides 24/7 technical support

Forget passwords? Yahoo Protect Premium's got you covered with LastPass password manager built-in. (Photo: Getty)
Forget passwords? Yahoo Protect Premium’s got you covered with LastPass password manager built-in. (Photo: Getty)

Amazon Prime Day is intense, so there will be a lot of passwords flying around, too, while you’re trying to land those Lightning Deals. Logging in and out of Amazon accounts, monitoring your credit usage, overseeing your checking account balance, using PayPal or Venmo to reimburse others for scoring deals you were too busy to catch. You’ll be logging in and out of online accounts like it’s your job.

That’s why Yahoo Protect Premium also incorporates LastPass, the industry’s leading password manager. LastPass stores all of your passwords in one airtight “vault” that even the most resourceful hacker can’t penetrate—and we mean the passwords for every single site you’ve signed up for. Then it logs you in automatically from any device—because you certainly cannot waste time on Prime Day. Shopping gets real on Prime Day (think of it as virtual Black Friday).

Yahoo Protect Premium even bundles in Yahoo Plus Support, a 24/7 customer phone support network (yes, you talk to a human!), just in case you’re having trouble signing into your Yahoo account or struggling with things like search functionalities.

Paws belong on Amazon Prime Day merch, not on your valuable personal information. (Photo: Getty)
Paws belong on Amazon Prime Day merch, not on your valuable personal information. (Photo: Getty)

Every shopper needs an Amazon Prime membership to partake in Amazon Prime membership values — which happen on Prime Day and just about every other day through the year. Don’t have one yet? Well, then a Yahoo Protect Premium plan should be a no-brainer at this point. If you sign up now you’re also entitled to a free three-month Amazon Prime membership.

And if you already have an Amazon Prime membership, your subscription to Yahoo Protect Premium tacks on a free three months to that existing account. It’s the perfect incentive to start your holiday shopping early. Ok, sure, you might find yourself picking up one or 10 things for yourself, but isn’t that the beauty of holiday shopping? That, and having every “gift” delivered to your door instead of contending with throngs of last-minute mall shoppers?

Give yourself the gift of Yahoo Protect Premium today, then let the gift-buying commence on October 13. Even if you’re a first-timer, Amazon Prime Day will get your blood pumping, and we promise you won’t want to miss out. Experienced Primers? Shop smart this year, and keep everyone in your household protected—and smiling from ear to ear when those packages hit your doorstep…uh, we mean come down your chimney!

Shop it: Yahoo Protect Premium, $13 a month — with 3 months of free Amazon Prime, subscriptions.yahoo.com

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