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You can keep your information safe while travelling in a few easy ways. We’ll go over seven things that you should always do when you work or travel abroad:
Keep Your Data On Lockdown
A lot of people take up to three devices with them when they travel, and they often don’t think to lock them, especially if they only use them at home.
Before you go on a trip, check all of your devices and make sure you know how to lock them. Then make it a habit to always keep them locked when you’re not using them. Using a device fingerprint can massively help with this.
Don’t Use Public WiFi
Everyone loves free WiFi. Using public portals, on the other hand, is a great way to let people into your data. Whenever possible, try not to use public WiFi. If you have to do this, try not to use any sites or accounts that could put your personal information at risk.
If you know you’ll need to use the Internet often while you’re away. Either check with your provider to make sure you have service, or try to stick to the WiFi at your hotel.
Change Your Passwords
Use the extra time you have in the airport boarding lounge before your flight to change all of your passwords. Or the ones for the places you’ll visit while you’re away. Even if you don’t change your passwords often, it’s a good idea to do so. Doing this before you go on a trip gives your data a very important level of protection.
We don’t have to tell you that you shouldn’t write down any of your passwords, but we will anyway. Especially when you’re on the road.
Be Careful When Sharing Your Locations
We’ve all been guilty of checking in on social media as soon as the plane lands when we’re on vacation. But there are a few reasons why this is a bad idea. First of all, this could let thieves know that your house is empty, which could make it easier for them to break in.
Second, a cybercriminal planning to steal your identity will take into account where you live and where you go. If you have to tell people where you are on social media, make sure your account settings are set to private.
Keep Bluetooth Off
If you have Bluetooth on your phone or other device, you’ve probably already forgotten that it’s there.
People can connect to your device pretty easily thanks to Bluetooth. They can then take things to a more criminal level from there. Before you leave, make sure that Bluetooth is turned off on all of your devices and that it stays off for the whole trip.
The simple fact is that if you get into a few good habits, your chances of being a victim of cybercriminals go down by a lot. You’ll save yourself a lot of trouble and money by doing this. If you use this article as a checklist before you go on a trip, you have a much better chance of having a great time and remembering it for all the right reasons.
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