Get Real Sweepstakes: Week 9 — Win an iPod Touch and Internet Security

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Online shopping sets a new record every year, and 2010 will be no exception. For millions of people, holiday shopping begins by going to their favorite search engine and typing in the name of the first gift on their list.

Unfortunately, the more popular a gift is, the more likely it is to lead to asearch engine optimization (SEO) attack. At a quick glance, these poisoned results look like every other search result. They promise to deliver you the gift you need at the price you want. But instead they lead you to malicious web pages that can easily infect an unprotected PC.

You can help prevent a cyber criminal from spoiling your holidays before the fun even begins by following these quick tips:

  • go to a retailer’s site directly if possible;
  • use Internet security software that features Browsing Protection (or check links with F-Secure’s free Browsing Protection);
  • an always check a sites URL before making any purchase (looking to make sure you’re at the correct online store and that the page URL begins with https://, which means it’s secure).

You should also be especially careful when searching  for the most popular gifts of the season, which leads to this week’s question: Which gift do you think will be the most popular (thus the most dangerous) this holiday season?

Read the rules and post your answer in the comments below for your chance to an iPod touch and  F-Secure Internet Security 2011.

Good luck and safe shopping to all,


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Apple products will be popular for adults, but common products with a million resellers are more likely to attract clicks from people looking to save a dollar. Apple products are closely protected in terms of resellers, but mattel products, or hasbro products are sold by a wider number of internet vendors and are therefore more likely to attract fraud.

i think the new Xbox or Playstation will be the most wanted Holiday gift this season for Black friday especially. Post for this are popping up everywhere. I wait for my actual local Black Friday newspapers to see for sure what is going on with the sales.

I think the Ipad will be popular. Also Ipod touches and Kindle seem to be very popular as well. I agree, you have to be very careful when ordering online and make sure the site you order from is secure. Happy holidays!

The new motion games from sony and microsoft , Move and Kinect will likely be targeted since alot of people want them.

nokia n8, iphone 4, nokia e7, xbox kinect, ps3, alienware, htc desire hd, games like cod7 blackops deluxe edition with rc car, nfs hot pursuit, assasin’s creed brotherhood, there is no limit for games 😉 lol :p

survey completed 😦 am completing all survey but why am not winning in any week 😦
& the most dangerous games is games cz i ll forget world while playing it :p

I’m going to have to agreed with the majority here, the “Kinect for Xbox 360 from Microsoft” will be the most popular gift for the 2010 Holiday season. With Call of Duty: Black Opps the video gave to have and in limited supply. I going to have to guess there will be fighting in the stores this coming “Black Friday” when these both are on sale at DEEEEEP discounts!

I’m guessing that the xbox 360 will be the most, or one of the most, popular gifts this holiday season.

I reckon that you should be on the look out for GT5 on PS3. Given that people have been waiting so long for it and with release scheduled for 1 month before christmas, I’d say that a lot of people will be trying to hunt for a better price.

From what I’ve seen the most popular gift will be the iPad. But for kids it will be the Xbox 360 Kinect and games for it.

I think, it’ll be tech amusement thing(starting from mobile, ending with gaming computer/console)

I phone since the Jailbrake can make security issues into it if you use it

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My bet would be on a toss-up between the Apple Ipad and the Windows 7 Phone (which I have to admit I really want as well!0. Thanks!

You made some really good points that I didn’t realize about searching. I would think that the hotspots would be the iPad searches.

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I think it will be ipad that would be extremely popular this season..

But for the sake of contest and my personal needs lets say iPod touch!! 😀

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