Travelling is an everlasting experience that provides us the joy we remember and cherish for our entire lives. It’s something that refreshes our soul and lets us breathe fresh oxygen into our lungs. But sometimes while travelling, we forget to take a few precautions and usually end up with a bit of loss that we didn’t accounted for. Here’s how:
Turn your location off:
Most of the apps are able keep track of your location to know what are your whereabouts, spots you like, where you like to spend time etc. when you share your location, you give the intruders the ability to set the frame time as to when should they attack. Since, they know when you are away from your workstation or actual location, they can easily hack into your system whether physically or online, navigate to what they like and run away with it in seconds.
The human brain usually does not question this as almost every app is involved in it. For example, apps like photo editing or video recording apps also ask you to allow them in accessing your current location. Regardless of them having no use for your location, they ask and wouldn’t let you run until you give up your location. If the location however is on, try turning it off to improve your security.
Don’t let the world know about you:
Social media is one of the biggest medium through which you attract the risks of data thefts and attacks. When you say you are on a vacation, you actually tell everyone that your house is empty and that anyone can access, intervene or make use of the data you might have left back home. Hence, avoid social media by all means necessary and have a regular peace of mind.
By light, we mean to carry data that you can easily carry on with and not over burden yourself with unnecessary data. Keep apps with that are necessary for travelling like mapping, navigation, skype calling etc. are necessary but apps other than these might just take the extra space for no reason.
Keep data at home – case sensitive:
If it is possible to travel the destinations you’ve dreamed of without having to carry sensitive information, go for it. For example, USB drives having confidential data are highly recommended to be left at home. Since they are small, easy to loose, can be corrupted etc. it is mandatory for you to travel with the least possible data.If necessary to get usb drives along , make sure to secure the usb flash drives.
Stop wireless signals:
No matter how much precautions you take, it is best for you to disable the wireless signals while not using them. When you turn your Bluetooth or Wi-Fi on actually opens a pathway for the hackers, intruders to come in anytime and take away whatever they like. Hence, you can prevent such threats by turning the wireless signals off when not in use.
Stop using fingerprint locking:
Most of the users prefer using finger print unlocking to access phones faster than the usual unlocking process. However, this habit isn’t suitable and usually leads you into making your device rather easy to penetrate through. Guessing a password, PIN or pattern takes time as compared to a finger print feature unlocking.
Travelling is something that must be promoted with certain limitations. It should be an experience that has less or no obstacles to deal with. The best you could dream of is to have a trip that has less or no drawbacks and lets you manage your station easily and quickly. Luckily, if you take a few steps before going on your trip, you could actually prevent any sort of data loss or theft and stay one step ahead of the prying eyes.