In 2018, mobile purchases made up 40% of the total revenue of online sales. However, when using the internet to make purchases, regardless of whether you’re on a mobile or PC, you’re vulnerable to the same dangers, including hacks and scams.
A very simply way of ensuring that a website is secure is to check for the HTTPS tag immediately before the web address. This will indicate that the URL is secure, and that any information shared between your device and the server remains that way, such as credit/ debit card information or personal data. Another quick way of telling whether a website is secure enough to make transactions on is to look for the padlock symbol next to the URL. If that’s there, it means it’s okay to use.
Fortunately, a lot of online stores are creating mobile counterparts, or at the very least design their sites with mobile in mind, so you’re unlikely to find a site that isn’t secure.