Cyber Security Tips: How to Stay Safe When Traveling

Don’t Give a Hacker the Gift of Your Identity for the Holidays

In the midst of the holiday travel season, it is important to keep in mind some basic tips to stay safe from hackers and cyber thieves. We are all glued to our Internet-enabled devices while we travel whether its via car, plane, train or your transportation of choice. The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) posted the below tips to keep in mind.

The US-CERT advises that, “Your smart phone, tablet, or other device is a full-fledged computer. It is susceptible to risks inherent in online transactions. When shopping, banking, or sharing personal information online, take the same precautions with your smart phone or other device that you do with your personal computer — and then some. The mobile nature of these devices means that you should also take precautions for the physical security of your device and consider the way you are accessing the Internet. Find the full list and more details here.

  • Do not use public Wi-Fi networks
  • Turn off Bluetooth when not in use
  • Be cautious when charging
  • Don’t fall victim to phishing scams
  • What to do if your accounts are compromised

Stay safe online and enjoy the holidays!

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