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Cybersecurity while traveling

When you’re traveling—it is always important to practice safe online behavior and take proactive steps to secure Internet-enabled devices. Whether it’s your computer, smartphone, game device, or other network devices, the best defense against viruses and malware is to update to the latest security software, web browser, and operating systems. Sign up for automatic updates, […]

Know the real difference between USB-A and USB-C

Reversible USB-C ports aren’t just slimmer than old-school USB-A ports – they’re also much faster in almost all instances. The USB specification does not support the USB-A connector after USB 3.2, meaning it can’t deliver the faster speeds of USB 4.0 and beyond. But USB-C can. Use USB-C for faster file transfers and better Ethernet […]

Never leave devices unattended

It is important to remember that laptops, phones and tablets should never be left unattended. Ensure your devices are with you at all times. If you are staying in a hotel, the best thing to do is lock them in a safe. If a safe is not available, lock them in your luggage. And, while […]

Take physical security seriously

If you’re riding the train, waiting in line at a coffee shop, or standing in a crowded elevator, try not to type in passwords in plain sight or without them being scrambled. Someone behind you could be watching what you type as you log into Facebook or make a payment on Amazon. If you’re in […]

Avoid charging your phone at public stations

Public charging stations are becoming more common in airports, train stations and malls. While they may be convenient, they’re also a potential security risk. Hackers can compromise these outlets, so that when you plug into them, they gain access to all of your phone’s data.

Guard your mobile devices

To prevent theft and unauthorized access or loss of sensitive information, never leave your equipment—including any USB or external storage devices—unattended in a public place. Keep your devices secured in taxis, at airports, on airplanes, and in your hotel room. The more we travel, the more we are at risk for cyberattacks.