Cyber Safety Tips For Travellers

If you're thinking of travelling or have something already booked, it's important you remember to travel cyber safe. It's commonplace nowadays to bring a laptop, tablet or cellphone (or all three) with you on vacation. However, you need to make sure your devices and your information are protected. It's not as hard as you may think for strangers to gain access to your devices and compromise your personal information.

Kanetix.ca wants to help you prevent this from happening, let's take a look at some ways to remain cyber safe while travelling.


Before You Leave On Vacation

  • Back up your files so that you have a copy in case your device is stolen or infected with a virus.
  • Update your devices with the latest security software.
  • Use strong passcodes. A strong password should be at least eight characters long, include a combination of upper and lower case letters and at least one number, and include at least one character that is not a number or letter.

Protect Yourself While Travelling

Compare and Save on Insurance Rates

Find the lowest insurance rate and start saving today
Loading...
  • Wi-Fi hotspots sure are convenient but they are also often unsecure networks and available to anyone. Don't shop or bank online using a Wi-Fi hotspot, and be very careful about what you send and receive.
  • Don't leave devices unsecured in your hotel room. If there's a hotel room safe, use it.
  • Avoid charging your phone at public charging kiosks or using USB ports on devices you don't own. These are untrusted devices and could leave you open to malicious software.
  • If flying to your destination, do not pack your devices into luggage you're going to check; instead put it in your carry-on luggage.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Always assume others can view your screen or keyboard in public areas; shield passwords when entering and log out of any account.

If you travel with these tips in mind, your devices and information are at a decreased risk of being compromised or stolen. You can never be too cautious when it comes to your personal information, especially when travelling. Your vacation will be a lot more enjoyable knowing your devices and personal information are safe and protected.

Protect Your Devices And Yourself

In addition to protecting your devices, you have to protect yourself. While travelling it's important to travel protected; buy travel insurance before you go. Travellers should at least have supplementary emergency travel insurance when leaving the country.

Tags:

Latest Articles

Does Property Assessment Affect Home Insurance?

You may think of property assessment as linked to your property taxes.…

Coronavirus: Canadian Travel Advisories and Why Travel Insurance is More Important Than Ever

With over 42,000 infections and 1,000 casualties, Coronavirus has been declared a…

How to Get the Most out of Your Wilderness Adventure

Crossing items off your bucket list, taking in once-in-a-lifetime views, reaching new…

Top 10 Selling SUVs in Canada

The SUV has taken North America by storm in the last 30-plus…