Identity thieves target vacationers, but here’s how you can avoid them entirely
Finally, certain parts of the world have successfully flattened the curve and can open up their cities and economies again. After about 100 days of lockdown measures, just about everyone is suffering from cabin fever and aching for a change of scenery (this writer included!). But before we don our sunglasses, jump in the car, crank the music, and head off for adventure, we should first take a few precautionary measures to ensure we enjoy our time away sans stress.
Identity theft is still a very real threat, and it’s especially dangerous to travelers. Tourist attractions and heavily trafficked areas are the cybercriminal’s favorite playground. In their eyes, there’s no better target than a stranger who can be easily fooled because they don’t know the lay of the land (or, more specifically, the lay of the Wi-Fi networks).
But follow these 6 cybersecurity traveling tips, and you’ll be blocking bad actors before they even have a chance to target you.
We want our first breaths of fresh air after all these stay-at-home orders to be joyous, energizing, and happy. Identity theft would sadly trigger opposite reactions, so let’s take the above measures to prevent that from happening. Whether you're staying in or venturing out this summer, stay smart and stay safe.
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