Stay Cyber-secure Away from Home
It is best always to be purposeful and aware when using technology while traveling, as the wrong choices can have serious consequences. Staying safe in the digital world while traveling doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. A few simple but important precautions can make all the difference.
- Disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when you are not using them.
- Public Wi-Fi networks are usually heavily monitored by malicious actors and can often contain malware, which can pose serious risks.
- Wherever possible, protect your accounts by enabling multi-factor authentication. This adds an extra layer of security against potential theft.
- Make sure to install and regularly update your antivirus software, as well as your mobile software.
- When making online purchases or withdrawals at ATMs, be sure to use trusted websites and cover your PIN while entering it.
- Backup your important data to another device or cloud service.
- Keep your device locked, even if you always have it with you.
- Never open links or attachments from unknown or untrusted sources.
- Avoid storing passwords in web browsers when you're out and about.
- Don't leave your devices or their chargers unattended, as they are attractive targets for theft.
- Do not accept USB drives or other storage devices from other people, as they could be carrying malicious software.