Since online shopping has become so popular and more people are choosing it over conventional shopping, the risk of hacking and online identity theft has also increased ten fold. But there are precautionary measures to be taken to ensure that your information is safe and you do not become a victim. An infographic from isonlineshoppingsafe.com shows that people should regularly change their passwords to the online shopping sites that they frequently visit so as to avoid hacking and being stolen from. Make sure that the retail website you are shopping from is legit, especially when you are shopping from your mobile phone. Furthermore, avoid strangers on your Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites to keep your personal information private and minimize the risk of online identity theft.