If your holiday plans include travel, the following tips can help you stay safer online with a mobile device.

  • Make sure your laptop or tablet has up-to-date antivirus and antispyware software installed. Windows 8 includes antivirus protection that’s turned on by default. If your computer isn’t running Windows 8, download Microsoft Security Essentials for free.
  • Choose the most secure Wi-Fi connection. Both Windows 7 and Windows 8 can help you evaluate and minimize network security risks.
  • Avoid entering passwords, credit card numbers, or other financial information on a less secure public network.

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