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Cybersecurity tips to travel safe

Friday, June 16, 2023

By Miranda Gilbert

Many have witnessed varied cyberattacks from phishing or other fraudulent scams aimed at individuals and organizations. While it is common to take steps to protect our digital lives at home and work, it’s important to remember that cyber threats can follow you on vacation as well. Here are some cybersecurity tips to keep in mind while travelling.

1. Use a VPN (virtual private network): A VPN encrypts and converts data on public Wi-Fi into untraceable form. When you connect to public networks, you’re putting your sensitive information at risk. Hackers can intercept your data and steal your personal information. To protect yourself, use a VPN and keep your data safe.

2. Be cautious of public charging stations: Though public charging stations are convenient, they can also be a hotspot for cybercriminals. These stations can be rigged with malware that can steal your data. Instead, consider bringing your own portable charger or using a wall outlet to charge your devices.

3. Keep your devices updated: Before you leave for your vacation make sure all your devices are up to date with the latest software patches and updates. These updates often include security fixes that can protect your devices from cyber threats.

4. Use strong passwords: It’s tempting to use easy-to-remember and duplicated passwords while traveling, but this can make you an easy target for cybercriminals. Instead, use strong passwords that include a mix of letters, numbers and special characters.

5. Don’t overshare on social media: While it’s fun to share your vacation photos and experiences on social media, it’s important to remember that cybercriminals can use this information to target you. Avoid posting details about your location or itinerary and consider waiting until you’re back home to share your vacation photos.

6. Use two-factor authentication: Two-factor or multifactor authentication (MFA) adds an extra layer of security to your accounts by requiring a second form of verification, such as a code sent to your phone when attempting to log in to an account from a laptop or other device. This helps to protect your accounts from unauthorized access, even if your password becomes compromised.

By following these cybersecurity tips, you can enjoy your vacation and worry less about cyber threats. Remember, staying safe online is just as important while traveling as it is at home. Practice these tips and you are on your way to enjoying a safe, peaceful vacation! For more cybersecurity news visit

Last Modified on Jun 16, 2023
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