It’s the season to be jolly! And travel. A lot.
Right now, most of you are probably making plans to escape the concrete jungle and head on to a city break somewhere quieter or to go see your family and friends.
However, there are a few important measures you should take in order to fully enjoy your holidays without getting your bank details stolen, accounts hacked, or house ravaged.
- Don’t Show And Tell
No matter how tempting it is to brag about your perfectly planned vacation in an exotic destination, it’s never a good idea.
There are a lot of people out there, who can’t wait to break into an empty house and won’t leave empty handed either, while they’re at it.
So keep that in mind next time you’re traveling! Those awesome Instagram photos can wait a few days.
Speaking of which…
- Check Your Privacy Settings Before Uploading Photos
Don’t even think to share that photo with you holding three shots in one hand, before checking who can actually see it.
Sure, your friends will think it’s funny, your exes will turn grey with envy and your mom might get slightly worried.
Your current and future employers, work colleagues or people who don’t know you so well yet, will never see you with the same eyes again.
- Secure Payment Methods Are Your Friend
No matter how much you’re trying to escape your daily duties, it’s inevitable that at some point you might need to pay those bills that keep piling up.
In that case, make sure you always use a secure payment method, like bitcoin (if it’s accepted), or Secure Pay.
But even that is not helpful if you don’t…
- Use Strong Passwords For Everything
You might be tempted to use 1234 or your dog’s name as a password, but that is a huge mistake pretty much everyone comes to regret at some point. The only way you can make it worse is by having one password for all your accounts.
Regardless of the time and energy you think you’re saving, all you do is preparing yourself for sharing with the world a tad more than you’re willing and ready to.
Strong passwords should have at least 8 characters, contain big and small letters, special characters and numbers.
And if you think you won’t remember them all, you’re probably right. That’s why a password manager like KeePass always comes in handy.
- Beware of WiFi Networks And Encrypt Your Connection
Last, but not least, it’s important you remember to encrypt your internet connection whenever you use public HotSpots, which you will be doing a lot.
The simplest and most efficient way to do this, is by using a VPN.
CyberGhost VPN encrypts your traffic and changes your IP so you can surf anonymously and safe.
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