TIPS FOR THE TECH-SAVVY TRAVELER How to Keep Your Data Safe No Matter Where You Are
On the day before you depart, take a moment to update all of your apps and programs so you’ll have all of the latest security patches equipped. While you’re at it, pack two chargers and maybe an extra battery pack just in case. WHEN YOU’RE GONE Be mindful that scammers love to create dubious, free Wi-Fi networks in airports and densely frequented tourist areas. Unless you absolutely must, avoid using any free public Wi-Fi that is not password protected. If you need to use it, do not access any sensitive personal data on it. Similarly, avoid those USB ports at the airport; they may be tampered with to include information-stealing devices. See? We knew that battery pack would come in handy. In addition to making sure your technology stays safe, you need to be safe while using it. For road trips, invest in a hands-free device for calls and GPS directions. A smart phone can be tremendously useful while traveling, but it shouldn’t be overly distracting. After all, the whole joy of visiting a new place is getting to experience it with your own eyes rather than through a screen.
One of the benefits of modern technology is its ability to allow us to bring vital information everywhere we go. Turning that promise into a reality, however, isn’t as simple as putting your phone in your pocket and heading off to your destination. When traveling, you need to take extra care to ensure your dream getaway doesn’t turn into a data- theft nightmare. Here are a few tips for keeping your information safe while traveling. BEFORE YOU LEAVE It’s important to prepare a pretravel checklist for your devices, not unlike the packing list you make for clothes and toiletries. The first step is to back up all of the essential information on any device you’ll take with you. That way, losing a phone won’t be akin to losing all of your data. You’ll also want to alert your bank of any international travel and look into international data plans if you’re traveling internationally.
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