Posted by Aston Avery

Simon Calder on avoiding being victims to holiday scams

Less than half (48%) of Brits take precautions when going online abroad to protect themselves from falling victim to a cybercrime, despite more than a third (36%) being more concerned about this than they were 12 months ago. 

Most of us (62%) are worried about someone snooping on our online activity when using public Wi-Fi, with a quarter being concerned all or most of the time while connected to public networks. 

The survey conducted by ExpressVPN also shows that almost half (48%) of those who take precautions avoid using free/ public WiFi networks, 46% make sure all their accounts have strong, unique passwords, and 40% enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on all accounts.

Aston spoke to travel expert Simon Calder and Lauren Hendry Parsons, privacy advocate at ExpressVPN.

Photo by Sai Kiran Anagani on Unsplash

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