It seems like there are somewhere near a thousand ways to pay for stuff online.

But what is the best way? The safest way? The most secure way?

Thebalance.com takes a look and sorts everything out:

You always take a risk when you shop online: there’s a chance that thieves could steal your payment information and make purchases on your dime (or pay themselves fraudulently). That risk isn’t exclusive to online shopping – it can and does happen at brick-and-mortar stores as well – but it’s especially easy to put sensitive information in the wrong hands online.

It’s obviously important to keep your device secure and up to date, but what about the method of payment you use when shopping online – does that matter?

Get the full rundown at thebalance.com