UK tourists who head to Spain, Greece, France with an iPhone 'warned'

All iPhone and Android users have been warned over four hidden dangers when using devices on holiday. UK tourists heading to Spain, France, Greece, Italy and Portugal on their summer holidays have been issued an urgent warning if they're a smartphone owner.

When travelling, you'll almost certainly use public WiFi, but be very careful – it's fraught with risk. "Flight cancellations aren’t the only thing you should be wary of when preparing for your next holiday," cyber-protection firm Panda Security warned.

"Travellers shouldn’t just be worried about pick-pockets on their next vacation but should also be wary of their cyber security." "Hackers have ways to monitor the traffic that comes in and out of public Wi-Fi networks," said Panda Security.

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"The traffic can include everything, such as personal passwords and social security numbers. So, if you plan on using public Wi-Fi, keep in mind that anything you are sharing on your smartphone while connected to the network might be something you are unintentionally communicating to a third party."

"Sharing your location could point out to troublemakers that you’re away from home," Panda Security explained. "Burglary is on the rise on the UK and the more you share on social media the more information you put out into the world for people to take advantage of."

"Making sure you can find your device if things go sideways is an essential," said Panda Security. "Turn on features such as iOS ‘Find My’ to be able to track your device in case of an incident or especially if you want to share your location with your friends and family."

"Travellers should think twice before typing in sensitive information or connecting smart devices of USB sticks to a public PC," Panda Security warned. "Hackers have the power to log all the information you enter and infect your connected device with. As we’re all returning to travel, utilise these tips and tricks to be more prepared for your upcoming summer holiday.

"Updating your apps and OS to ensure your data is backed up safely to ensure all your images are safe and sound in case anything is lost and broken in a holiday."