When it comes to protecting our data, sometimes we may drop our guard while traveling.
To help keep you on track, here are two simple tips to remember.
- Don’t leave your travel receipts, and itineraries in the back of the seat of the airline or in a cab. Take them home and shred them. The barcodes on them contain an enormous amount of personal identifiable information.
- Always be cautious of those USB charging stations that you see throughout airports. A USB can pass both power and data and it’s easy for a scammer to manipulate that charging station or even just leave a cord that contains malware. When I need to charge one of my devices and I’m at an airport, or anywhere in public, I always prefer to plug into an old-fashioned electrical wall outlet instead of a USB charging station.