Since hackers won't be taking Thanksgiving off, holiday travelers cannot afford to slip into bad habits. Here are some top tips from cybersecurity experts to protect your devices and data over the holidays.
Passwords: Update before and after travel
Choose strong passwords and — as painful as it is — use different passwords for different services. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has these tips for strong passwords. Also, turn on two-factor authentication. Good practices always pay off, particularly over the holidays, say cybersecurity experts.
"If credentials do get compromised while you're traveling for the holidays, you may not realize it until too late and until someone has run up an expensive gift list with your credit card," said Symantec Security Response Director Kevin Haley.