When people think about vacations, it is normal to imagine a beautiful place on the shore of the beach, on top of a mountain or in a historic city. No matter what perfect vacation idea you have, there is a dangerous reality that lurks that season; you never think about holiday security. If reading this made you think that you have to keep that in mind, is because you check if the place is dangerous or the areas that you should avoid, you still do not think about the danger that you also find on the internet.
So now you know what kind of security I’m talking about. Usually people take care of the dangers in the everyday physical world, for example, you would not entrust the care of your baby to a person without good references. You would not visit a doctor without a title, nor would you visit a dangerous neighborhood. These precautions help you avoid or protect yourself from certain threats.
Throughout time you learned certain tricks of survival, some because they taught you and others you had to learn the bad way; because you had bad experiences. Today I want to teach you -the good way- the tricks that you have to learn to have security during vacations.
Secure shopping online
You go on vacation in a short time, you already have a place in mind, what is the first thing you do? Surely look for offers on the internet. It is what many people do, that’s why hackers activate their sensors especially during the holiday period.
Making safe purchases online is complicated when there are many online scammers, what alerts should you keep in mind?
Offers too good
In the context of holidays, you should keep in mind that everyone wants to go to some attractive place. The hotel sector knows it, restaurants know it, tourism in general, knows that many will pay whatever it takes to go on vacation. But between so much high price the economic offers will jump, and as you may know, they go like hot bread.
Many people who check these offers feel so pressured to purchase them because they fear that they will end. But they do not realize the scam alerts that may arise. Look at Airbnb for example, it is one of the most used platforms to stay comfortably without paying a lot, however the legitimate protocol of this platform is often violated and you do not even notice about it.
If you find an available place with the perfect location and price, the next thing is to contact a host to book with. In case of some scams, this protocol is followed up to this point, but once the victim makes contact with the alleged host, the latter requires payment in advance and sends a link, in that link it is requested to log in, and so on. It’s easy to steal credentials, not only on Airbnb, but also on any booking platform.
If you analyze this, the offer is on the official Airbnb platform, even the profile of the host can seem very good. But it results in a scam when:
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Scam on Airbnb is easier now
If you thought that scamming on Airbnb was something complicated because of the work that takes to fake sites, you can forget about that idea. Unless you’re thinking about dedicating yourself to making these types of scams; The next news is very bad.
We know of a subscription tool, in which the creation of fake sites is automated. In simple words it is a tool that allows cyber criminals to create lists of false properties, fraud sites and advertisements, you can manage more than 500 accounts.
So managing many simultaneous scams is easier now. Although the reports indicate that the tool is used on Airbnb, it is believed that other platforms will also be affected. Therefore, it becomes increasingly important that you review the sites you browse well
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Plan holiday security
It is very good to plan your vacation ahead of time, but also plan your holiday security. The dangers in the network are just as dangerous as those in the physical world. Keep these recommendations in mind. Try to make secure shopping online, or bookings in authentic and recognized sites, with good references.
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