This post wast sent by Kalyn Ballard For Trend Micro and is used with permission. Since the hints are appropriate, I thought I’d include it on our blog.
The American tradition of hitting the road during the summer months is about to start in earnest, but traveling brings up a variety of security and privacy issues especially on the heels of a number of hotels recently being hacked. Trend Micro, a global developer of security solutions, has taken a look at the upcoming travel season and has provided a number of security issues travelers should avoid and suggestion on how to avoid those situations.
Be aware of these cybersecurity vulnerabilities when traveling:
What to do while traveling to ensure security and privacy:
“The single most effective tip I can give is to just relax, unplug and leave all your devices at home and enjoy a real vacation,” said Christopher Budd, Trend Micro’s global threat communications manager. “You can work around not having your devices. For instance, you can rent a simple cell phone for emergencies instead of bringing a smartphone and you can read a real paper book, instead of bringing a tablet. We often get so wrapped up in the latest and greatest technology that we don’t understand what we actually need. Sometimes older technology can fit our needs just fine and when we’re on vacation is a great example of when they can.”
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