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In today’s day and age, everyone has a device and is using it when traveling. Here are 5 tips to help keep you safer when traveling…..
5:) Prepare your device before leaving by installing anti-virus software and having the latest OS version loaded on your phone.
It is crucial to have antivirus software on your phone while traveling. You are exposed to more threats when traveling because you are on more free wi-fi services. And that is the same with having the latest OS loaded on your phone before leaving home. It will save you from any previous OS exploits and you will have the best speeds available when using the mobile and cellular networks. It also wouldn’t hurt to look into having a VPN service on your phone for safety.
4:) Don’t let everyone know on social media of your travel plans.
You wouldn’t want to have the neighbors calling you on vacation telling you that your house has been burglarized. Yes, that does happen. Save all of your cool pictures and share them at the end of your vacation. Burglars are known for scanning social media for travel plans and then making their plans on your homes.
3:) Keep an eye on your devices at all times!
Anymore our entire lives are on our cell phones. Just as much as our wallets. Think about it - we have our pictures, our banking information, our email, our social media, everything on that little device. When you are traveling, don’t just leave it out on the lounge chair or on the table by the lounge chair and walk away. Take care of it like you would your wallet. Put it in your hotel safe if you are not going to be using it. If you are using it, keep it next to you at all times.
2:) Turn off the Bluetooth!
Turn off your Bluetooth when not in use. Not only will this save on your battery life when you are on vacation, but it will be a big safety protector. Hackers may be able to get into your device from the Bluetooth connection. Only use it if you need to.
1:) Change your passwords.
Even though you should change passwords every three months, it is especially crucial after coming home from vacation. You were most likely on free wifi over your vacation and especially if you used a public access PC to print out plane tickets or to access your email, you will want to change those passwords.
It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Hopefully, you will find these tips helpful!
And until next time - Love is the Journey!
Tina Moczynski is a member of the GTN network. And loves to travel with both her husband and her three boys.