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Back up the data on your device before traveling

Many applications allow you to set up regular automated backups of your data, which is great for day-to-day data preservation. But when you’re traveling — particularly abroad — this could be costly or ineffective due to connectivity or restrictions on your plan. To ensure you have a reliable account of your data before you go […]

Don’t connect to rental cars

If you hire vehicles when traveling — for leisure or business — avoid using the connectivity features in the car. Whether it’s Bluetooth for your phone or music, or synced GPS maps, you’re opening up your personal device to exchange data with an unknown entity that has been used by an unknown number of strangers. […]

Be smart on open Wi-Fi networks

When you access a Wi-Fi network that is open to the public, your phone can be an easy target of cybercriminals. You should limit your use of public hotspots and instead use protected Wi-Fi from a network operator you trust or mobile wireless connection to reduce your risk of exposure, especially when accessing personal or […]

Traveling? Stuff your suitcase with these cybersecurity tips and best practices

Whether traveling abroad, across the country or even just around town, it’s always best to be well prepared. And in the digital age, that means packing your bags with all the cybersafety know-how you possibly can. Luckily, you don’t need to make any extra space in your carry-on luggage. Keeping cybersecurity in mind is enough […]

Turn off Bluetooth

Bluetooth connections are so commonly used now that it isn’t always something you may think of turning off when you’re not using a peripheral device. While Bluetooth security is excellent, it’s still vulnerable to infiltration. Leaving Bluetooth active while not connected to a device may present an opportunity for bad actors in your immediate vicinity. […]

Verify you’re using HTTPS on shared networks

It may be only one letter, but there’s a big difference between HTTP and HTTPS in a URL. HTTPS encrypts all page and form data on the site in your using, making it crucial when employing sensitive applications like online banking. If you’re using Wi-Fi in a cafe, hotel or school, scanning for HTTPS is […]