Holiday Travel—Time to Back Up and Be Safe
Take stock of all the portable devices you own that store data—everything from laptops and smartphones to tablets and music players—and make sure you have strong passwords installed. For help coming up with great passwords, here are 11 Tips for a Stronger Password.
If keeping track of all your different passwords is difficult for you, keep a password manager such as 1Password. Store all of your different passwords in this one encrypted location, which incidentally can be set up for remote access so you can make necessary changes while you’re away.
For additional security, be sure that every device is updated with the latest anti-virus, anti-spam and anti-malware software. Software encryption is also highly recommended to protect any device that holds valuable information, including smartphones, tablets, desktop and laptop computers.