5 Travel Scams You Must Avoid

On the road this summer for business or pleasure – avoid these 5 scams.–PC Pitstop

5 Travel Scams You Must Avoid

By Stu Sjouwerman, for KnowBe4.com Security Awareness Training

It’s summer and a lot of people are on the road, but some of your employees are always traveling for business, and often these are management-level people with access to lots of confidential data.

These days, you can’t travel on either business or vacation and let your electronic guard down. Here are a few popular scams they need to watch out for. Send this to all employees that might benefit and and protect your network at the same time:

1) Fake Free Wi-Fi Network that you find when you look for access to your business account. It has the hotel’s name, but the scammers are listening in on the (company confidential) traffic. Verify with the hotel before logon on “free Hotel Wi-Fi”.

2) Fake Software Update where a traveler attempting to set up a hotel internet connection sees an “Update-popup” for a popular software product. Click on it and malware installs. Always update laptops before you leave and never update while you travel.

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