Christmas season is associated with shopping but online shopping is hassle free as it saves shoppers the stress of stand in long queues at cash counters in crowded shopping malls. Agreeably, online shopping makes life easier for us, no doubt, but the amount of sensitive details we reveal on the internet could expose us to some online risks. Online retailers have numerous promotions to boost their business during the winter season which is a profitable time so cybercriminals usually cash in on it to make profit out of Christmas business. If you intend to shop online this year, it is imperative for you to make out a secure online store. The best way to shield yourself from cybercriminals is to actively connect with available online security features and how they operate. Is it imperative to protect my online activities? Intentionally or instinctively, you already benefit from security features designed to protect personal information such as passwords, usernames, and credit card numbers. Financial institutions, insurance companies, and government websites usually have sophisticated security features to protect your personal information from cyber intelligence.• Make sure that an "s" has been added to the "http: //" at the beginning of the Internet address.• Before entering your credit card details or other confidential information, look for visual proof to show that it is a secure website, such as the padlock and the green bar in the address bar, this can be a rule of thumb to follow when shopping online.