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Traveling — back up your information first

When you’re traveling—whether domestic or international—it is always important to practice safe online behavior and take proactive steps to secure Internet-enabled devices. Back up your contacts, financial data, photos, videos, and other mobile device data to another device or cloud service in case your device is compromised and you have to reset it to factory […]

Tips for traveling more safely

“Going on a big #trip for two weeks! Hello #Cancun” might seem like something cool to post to your social media feeds, but in reality it opens you up to some real risks. Broadcasting the fact that you won’t be home for a specific amount of time could increase the chances of someone vandalizing your […]

Be careful of using public computers when traveling

Hotels, libraries, and cafes may sometimes provide computers that people can use. Nevertheless, travelers cannot trust that these computers are secure. They may not be running the latest operating systems or have modernized anti-virus software. Cybercriminals may have infected these devices with malicious viruses or installed malicious software.

Don’t post photos of your boarding passes to social media

If you’re flying somewhere, you might feel compelled to post a photo or video of your boarding passes to a social network like Instagram. It’s a risky move, though, as strangers can use the information contained in its various codes to change your contact information with the airline or even alter your reservation. Handle your […]

Backup your information before you travel

Back up your contacts, photos, videos and other mobile device data with another device or cloud-base backup service before setting off on a trip.