If you’re travelling this holiday season and you plan to be online, here are a few ways to protect yourself and your family:
- Before you go, make sure all your software (and especially your antivirus software) is up to date. Learn how to get security updates automatically.
- Be careful with vacation details that you post on your social networking sites and out-of-office emails. Get more guidance for email and social networking.
- Don’t advertise the fact that you’re going to be away from your house for long periods of time. Also, be wary of using location services on your mobile devices that track your location. If you use a Windows Phone, see Location and my privacy FAQ .
- Make sure your kids know the basics of online safety. If you’ve recently bought them a new mobile device, see our new Digital Gift-Giving Checklist.
Get more mobile and wireless tips.