Hackers will impersonate your favorite brands this holiday season — tips for safe shopping

You can now do all of your holiday shopping from the comfort of your home, but it comes with its own risks.

Americans are expected to spend an estimated $90 billion on Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year, according to personal finance-comparison site Finder — up $30.57 billion from a projected spend of $59.6 billion last year. The average American will spend $483 between these two days.

Online, shoppers can easily be scammed out of that money. Some 5% of mobile apps out of 4,331 in the Apple AAPL, -3.96% app store advertising “Black Friday” deals are potentially malicious, meaning they could expose shoppers to hackers, according to an analysis from San Francisco, Calif.

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