By Catherine Powell
Now that Thanksgiving is over, the holiday shopping season is in full swing. That means lots of trips to the stores, as well as multiple online purchases. To you. this time of year is a time of giving. For hackers, it’s a time to take advantage of unwary shoppers by stealing their credit and debit card info for their own nefarious purposes. More than 23 million credit cards were compromised in 2019 alone. If you don’t want to have your credit card abused or your bank account emptied, there are a few things you need to do before you head over to the mall.