New survey shows heightened cybersecurity risks for Labor Day travelers

This Labor Day weekend, more than 16 million people are expected to fly to their vacation destinations and millions more will hit the road.

According to a new survey many of those travelers will face a higher risk of being targeted by cyber thieves.

The University of Phoenix and Morning Consult poll found 75% of Americans bring their smartphones on vacation.
And 50% of them will check their phone at least once an hour.

The survey found that 48% of Americans do worry about cybersecurity risks while on vacation. But the majority, 55%, feel the need to use personal devices outweighs the risk.

To lower your risk experts recommend locking your electronic devices with passwords when they are not in use.

And they say it’s also a good idea to update your antivirus software and change your passwords before and after you travel.


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