Travel Tips

Travel Tips - 2017-07-13

Summer is when many people make plans to go out of the state or the country. We want you to enjoy your getaway to the fullest. We have designed this list to remind you of some things you should be aware of before traveling to keep you and your devices safe.

Install find my phone apps:
Use apps like "find my iPhone" or the "Android Device Manager" to lock, erase and possibly locate your phone if it’s lost or stolen.

Keep an eye on your electronics:
Whether a familiar place or a new one, do not leave your laptop, phone, or any other device unattended in public.

Employ strong passwords:
Make sure you have a strong password on your phone, tablet and laptop. This will serve as a barrier should something be lost or stolen. Consider using a pin instead of your device's unlock pattern. A four digit (minimum) pin will give you better protection.

Keep your data safe:
Limit the amount of personally identifiable information (PII) on your devices. If your device gets lost or stolen you will be at risk for identity theft.

Don’t let the social media world know you’re gone:
Besides local thieves targeting your house, cyber criminals will use that information to impersonate a hotel in an attempt to steal your credit card information.

Be careful when connecting to free or public Wi-Fi:
Free and public wireless networks often have little or no security features. This means that the bad guys may be able to eavesdrop on, or “sniff” your web browsing data, and read your usernames and passwords.

Last Updated: November 9, 2018