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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.