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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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Be Leery of Public Wi-Fi
This just makes good sense. You should always use a VPN -- on all devices. Terence Jackson, chief information security and privacy officer at Thycotic, says to avoid doing any financial transactions or working with medical data on public Wi-Fi. Also, make sure your devices don't auto-connect to public networks.
In addition, take note of what you name your mobile hotspot, Lookout's Hazelton says. For example, drive-in movies have become popular activities during the COVID-19 period, but hackers could be lurking. If they see two women in a car, for instance, they could assume  one of them would own the 'Tricia's Network' hotspot. Or they could just call out 'Tricia' and see who turns her head. Clearly, there are many crafty ways for hackers to gain access, so don't make it easy for them. Remember, once they are in your network, they are into all of your contacts, passwords, and credit cards on file.
Image Source: Adobe Stock: Aris Suwanmalee

Be Leery of Public Wi-Fi

This just makes good sense. You should always use a VPN -- on all devices. Terence Jackson, chief information security and privacy officer at Thycotic, says to avoid doing any financial transactions or working with medical data on public Wi-Fi. Also, make sure your devices don't auto-connect to public networks.

In addition, take note of what you name your mobile hotspot, Lookout's Hazelton says. For example, drive-in movies have become popular activities during the COVID-19 period, but hackers could be lurking. If they see two women in a car, for instance, they could assume one of them would own the "Tricia's Network" hotspot. Or they could just call out "Tricia" and see who turns her head. Clearly, there are many crafty ways for hackers to gain access, so don't make it easy for them. Remember, once they are in your network, they are into all of your contacts, passwords, and credit cards on file.

Image Source: Adobe Stock: Aris Suwanmalee

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