The danger of sharing travel in real time

21.5% of travelers acknowledge that they love to share in their social networks in real time the activities they are carrying out on their trips, according to an S2 Group survey that warns that this type of actions can be very valuable information for cybercriminals and jeopardize the safety of travelers during their vacations.

The survey also shows that 71.3% of travelers say they use public Wi-Fi, while 28.7% say they take advantage of the network of airports, hotels or restaurants to be connected.

Among the people who use public Wi-Fi, 30% claim to perform any type of online operation such as reservations or access to bank data from this type of connection. In addition, 39.9% say they only consult social networks and websites and 30% only websites.

The company specialized in security insists on the need to continue raising awareness in this area to avoid falling into the networks of cybercriminals who increasingly develop new strategies to achieve their goal. Therefore, a decalogue of recommendations for a cybersecurity vacation has been developed.

It is recommended to strengthen the security of our technological devices, be careful when installing tourist applications that are not official, as well as avoid public WiFi even if they have a password.

It is also recommended in a very special way to have information with what is published on social networks since any information published in these public domain environments exposes both the traveler and any person who appears in the photos. Special care should also be taken when notifying of holidays on social networks, publishing photographized photos can offer a lot of information to possible criminals about empty homes.