Joe's Viewpoint: Vacation Security

Joe's Viewpoint: Vacation Security

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Well now that school is out, many of us are thinking about summer vacations. But are we thinking about vacation safety. And I am not just concerned about our wallets as we travel.

We must also think about our electronic devices and how susceptible they can be to fraudulent activity.

Be sure to password protect your devices. Change your privacy settings and turn off location services. You may want to prescribe to an identity theft protection service should your device along with all your data be lost or stolen.

Here are some things you may decide not to do. Many suggest not posting social media pictures telling everyone that you are away from your home for an extended period. Avoid accessing password-protected sites from public computers.

It is an exciting technological time, but we need to remember that there are countless scammers out there working hard every day to access your personal information.

A few simple precautions can help us have a safer and more peaceful vacation season.

This is today's viewpoint.