Maintaining Cyber Security While Traveling This Summer

Cyber Security Shouldn’t Take a Backseat for Summer Travel

While traveling this summer, it is entirely likely users will find themselves in need of a WiFi connection.  Often times, users will connect to a public WiFi connection to conduct whatever business they need to accomplish.  This may include online banking, checking work emails, researching a topic, or even updating their social media accounts.

All of which, should not be done through public WiFi.  These connections are not secure and often used by hackers to infiltrate devices.  In addition, if users are not using the Bluetooth on their mobile devices, it is best to shut it off.  This is yet another way cyber criminals have infected devices.

In order to avoid these cyber attacks, users are encouraged to only use private, and secure connections.  This may be through a hot-spot offered through their wireless provider, or only using cellular data.

But is this always possible?  No.  There will be times where the user does not have enough data to check their emails, or users will still connect to WiFi without thinking of the risks.  To keep your device and information as secure as possible, it is important users update their devices with the most recent software updates.  They’re also encouraged to keep all third-party applications updated.  In addition, enabling a security solution on all devices is critical.

For PC Matic users, PC Matic is available for Android devices.  To download, please follow the steps below:

  • Go to the Google Play Store
  • Search for “PC Matic for Android”
  • Download the app
  • Login using existing PC Matic credentials

In addition to the tips above, users should also be sure their implementing proper password protection on both the device and apps.  If a user were to lose a device, hackers would have immediate access to almost anything on it.  The only way to prevent this is to use password protection for the device.

Do you have any tips or tricks for cyber security while on the go?  If so, drop them in a comment below.

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