Anti-Virus CEO Says Online Shopping Is Safe

(FOX NEWS) – It seems nearly everyone is online these days. Whether it be through Facebook, Twitter, or other social media. When it comes to internet security, J.R. Smith, the CEO of AVG Technologies, says it’s all about software security. Despite fears of identify theft, smith says there’s nothing serious to worry about.

“That’s fairly safe.  You’ve got companies like Amazon, companies like Apple of  iTunes and others that keep and store your credit card information, that’s generally kept and stored in a pretty secure fashion. You know you do occasionally hear of leaks like that happened with Sony and their Play Station users about 6 or 7 months ago, occasionally these large servers can be hacked, but for the most part, you are relatively safe. You shouldn’t worry too much about that. What you should do is just to make sure, when you’re accessing these sites, that you do have the proper security software.” said CEO, AVG Technologies J.R. Smith.

Smith also encourages people to be safe around the upcoming holidays.  Nearly half of americans planning to do holiday shopping online intend to shop on Cyber Monday.  One in four will shop using their mobile device.