G DATA publishes digital adviser for the best time of the year.
Holiday photos and videos can be sent to family and friends in real time with a smartphone. Generally, public WiFi networks in hotels, airports and restaurants are used for this. Data thieves are aware of this, too, and are increasingly active in holiday regions. Personal data - not just passwords – is at risk. The technical effort required to access this data is minimal. To prevent any nasty surprises on holiday, G DATA recommends setting up comprehensive security for your mobile devices in good time - before you even go away - and offers some important travel tips.
“Public WiFi hotspots in hotels, airports, restaurants and bars are often inadequately protected. Criminals can steal sensitive data in such networks with minimal technical effort,” explains Tim Berghoff, G DATA Security Evangelist. “A VPN solution should be used on trips to shield the data traffic for a mobile device from prying eyes.”
The VPN module in G DATA Mobile Internet Security encrypts all Internet traffic, whether you are surfing on your data plan or on a Wifi network, worldwide. The virtual private network builds a type of tunnel that not only protects the user's digital identity but also prevents data thieves from seeing it. Personal data is shielded and effectively protected by secure servers. With the integrated optional G DATA VPN, users do not need an additional app to protect their privacy on public networks.