Taking into account some cybersecurity measures helps you spend a holiday without startle.

 

No doubt the summer season is a source of satisfaction for people who can enjoy a few days off, but it is important not to neglect some aspects to avoid unpleasant surprises on issues of cybersecurity .

Check Point has offered some basic tips that will allow to keep the data safe for users and businesses during the holidays.

The first point is be careful with the WiFi networks to which one connects , since unsecured public networks are a gateway to the mobile phone for cybercriminals.

On the other hand, avoid opening emails from unknown senders , as they may contain malicious content such as ransomware.

In that sense, cybercriminals can also resort to phishing or smishing , imitating the website of a banking entity or a travel agency, in order to deceive its users.

Along with the above, it is recommended to distrust shortened links with ow.ly, goo.gl or adf.ly, among others, as well as check that the url is correctly written and at the beginning of the address https: //.

Also, from Check Point they encourage to install a mobile security software on their smartphones, since that way they can better protect their important data.

Another point to note is that it is not advisable to choose to download applications from unofficial stores , since they are not always reliable.

In addition, it is advisable to proceed to the review of app permissions , as cybercriminals create apps that, in addition to offering the service they promise, take the opportunity to spy on their customers.

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Similarly, in Check Point they emphasize the need to protect the device with a password , so that thieves find it difficult to access all the files of the terminal they have stolen.

It is also advisable to carry out a backup copy of our data before we travel, so that in case of being victims of a cyberattack we can recover them.

Finally, the user must be aware of suspicious behavior, such as the fact that the battery discharges faster than usual or the data is excessive , since these behaviors could be due to a mobile infection.