Holiday Mobile Sales Go Up and So Should Your Security

Another holiday season has come to a close, and despite a still struggling economy, sales pointed at record heights this year. Online sales, specifically those made from mobile devices, increased greatly, particularly on Christmas Day. In fact, Christmas Day online sales jumped 16.4 percent from last year, likely owing a lot to tablets like the Kindle Fire, iPad, and Nook being hot items on many people’s wish lists. These handheld computers make it extremely easy to purchase music, movies, games, books, and nearly anything else online from the comfort of the couch in front of a crackling fire.

According to, “Sales completed from mobile devices grew, reaching 14.4 percent versus 5.3 percent on Christmas Day 2010, representing an increase of 172.9 percent. In terms of specific mobile devices, the iPad led all mobile device traffic to retailers at 7 percent, followed by the iPhone at 6.4 percent and Android at 5 percent.”

As mobile devices have become so abundant, mobile security threats continue to evolve. Websites offering mobile sales (and even those that don’t) must keep a constant eye on updating security patches to keep out the dreaded hackers. corecubed‘s web experts are experienced at maintaining website security. Contact us for help with any of your security needs. For WordPress users, be sure to inquire about corecubed‘s annual maintenance packages.