By: Paige Taylor | Jun 21 2012 | 302 words | 1176 hits
You sometimes may pay little attention to your digital security. You may use Wi-Fi networks and public-use computers for convenience or leave your electronics while you are walking away for just a few minutes. You may not count on them, but scam artists and criminals do. Therefore, it is better to protect your money and identity. Here are top safety tips for holiday travelers over the busy holiday travel season.
Don’t leave your electronics like phone or laptop when you are not there. Keep them with you and always check to make sure you bring with you. In case, you lock them in a safe place, do put password locks.
Put your electronics in a safe place.
If you use airport or hotel Wi-Fi networks, be careful. Your online accounts may be hijacked or your communication may be eavesdropped. In case, you still have to get online, equip your laptop or smartphone with a free VPN service to channel your Internet traffic.
It is not always safe to use airport or hotel Wi-Fi networks.
There is no real evidence that show a cellphone signal causes a plane crash but affects a plane’s electronics and navigation equipment. Thus, don’t use your cellphone while you are in the air.
Comply airplane modes during flight
It is convenient to use computer terminals which are equipped in public areas like hotels, but be careful that they may be injected by virus or loaded with spyware. Your password and other personal information are likely to be hacked.
Take public-use computers into consideration before using them.
Thieves can steal your credit cards to make duplicates or swipe them into “skimmers”. Therefore, keep an eye on your cards when going shopping, drinking or eating.
Watch out your credit cards
Travel Safety Tips for the holidays
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