Bonn These devices – as well as the apps, data and applications on them – should then be password-protected. Set up two-factor authentication wherever possible. If you can’t remember the passwords, you’d better avoid a note, but use a password manager. There you can manage passwords encrypted, then you only have to have a single password in your head.
Save data externally
Important data should also be backed up to an external data carrier before the holiday. Check the privacy settings in the social networks and update the operating system, antivirus software and firewall on all devices to the latest state. The firewall settings should also be set to the highest security.
On the trip itself, prepaid cards instead of a contract mobile phone are a good way to cover unnoticed foreign fees or limit loss due to theft. If you use public Wi-Fi on your trip, you should not send sensitive data via it. Online banking and shopping are also better taboo on vacation. Turn on Bluetooth, NFC or WLAN as well as location information only if necessary.
When working on public computers, connect external storage media there only if they do not contain important information. After that, these media no longer belong to private devices. In addition, on the public computer, clear the browsing history, as well as everything cached.
Post holiday pictures later
Hotspots offer a great way to go online on the go. But if a hotspot has only weak encryption with a short password or no security setting at all, you’d better refrain from using it.
And even if the temptation is great to post beach or sunset on social networks: it is better to share your holiday pictures only after returning home. Because clear indications of the absence from home increase the risk of burglary.