Smarter traveling: tech safety tips
Whether you’re planning a road trip, going on a beach getaway, backpacking, or visiting family and friends around the world, these tips from ITS can help keep your information secure.
Update mobile software
Keep your operating system and apps updated to improve your device’s ability to defend against malware.
Back up information
Remember to back up your contacts, photos, videos and other mobile device data to a secure location or cloud service.
Keep it locked
Get into the habit of locking your device when it’s not in use. Strong PINs and passphrases are also a must.
Avoid auto connecting
Disable wi-fi auto connect and Bluetooth.
Connect with caution
Before connecting to any public wireless hotspot – such as on a plane, at the airport, in a hotel, aboard a train, or in a café – confirm the name of the network to ensure it’s legitimate. Do not conduct activities such as online shopping or banking using a public wireless network.
Think before you click
Use caution when downloading or clicking on any unknown links or attachments.
Guard your mobile device
Never leave mobile devices, including USB or external storage devices, unattended in a public place.
If you receive a suspicious email or suspect that your account has been compromised, report it immediately to email@example.com.
Visit the ITS website for more tech support.