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Protecting your personal info while on holidays

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – How safe is your digital life during your summer vacation?

A security software company suggests you raise your personal cyber threat awareness level.

Trend Micro recommends backing up all your data before leaving home, and at the same time, removing personal information from your computer such as financial statements, health records, or employment contracts.

If you haven’t password-protected your electronics, that’s the next step.

The company notes it is equally as important to not keep a password cheat sheet anywhere near your device!

Other sage advice: Don’t use public Wi-Fi hotspots when making financial or online banking transactions.

If you need to do any transactions that could expose private information, use a hard-wired connection.