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7 Summer Travel Security Tips

With staying safe during the pandemic high priority, it's easy to let your guard down about the security of the devices you take along your travels.
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Image Source: Adobe Stock: Carloscastilla

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Summer 2020 hasn't quite worked out as planned because of COVID-19. Those great vacation reservations made six months ago have been canceled or streamlined. That gathering of 25 or 50 has either been whittled down to maybe a half-dozen practicing social distancing or everyone hopping on a Zoom call that reduces them to tiny squares. Fancy wedding plans have been downscaled to couples getting married at the end of their driveways with just a handful of well-wishers in attendance.  

But take heart: You can still have plenty of fun this summer. Outdoor activities like golf, biking, hiking, and camping remain options providing you take the proper precautions, which mostly means wearing a mask and staying six feet apart from others. 

Wherever you go, one thing the pandemic hasn't changed is the need to think about cybersecurity when you're out and about.

"I think after being locked at home for several months people have lost their mobile edge," says Chris Hazelton, director of security solution at Lookout. "The bad guys will be looking to prey on people who may be more willing than usual to use an unsecure network."

Hackers love it when people are off their game. So before making your way to the great outdoors, look over these seven tips to ensure you'll be practicing good cyber hygiene. Even just updating operating systems and applications and limiting the devices taken on your trip will go a long way.

 

 

Steve Zurier has more than 30 years of journalism and publishing experience and has covered networking, security, and IT as a writer and editor since 1992. Steve is based in Columbia, Md. View Full Bio

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