Often when we go on holiday we jeopardise our own personal information, either by using credit cards in foreign countries, announcing our travels on social media or using open networks while travelling. Below are 10 tips on how to be more cautious when on holiday.
1 Don’t shout it from the rooftops
Don’t broadcast your upcoming holiday on social media. And if you do, then don’t reveal too many details about your plans. This information could be useful for someone with a sinister motive and could leave your home and valuables exposed.
Make sure you deactivate your GPS. This way you don’t have to worry about it giving away clues of your whereabouts which might avert criminals to the fact that you’re out of town.
2 Back-up all your devices
If you have decided to take your laptop, tablet or smartphone with you on holiday – don’t forget to make back-ups of the data and store it in a secure place.