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Tips and Tricks – booking travel.

In today’s digital world, with technology continuosly advancing, it’s important to stay safe digitially. Especially when booking travel. The risk of data breaches and cyber attacks are higher than ever, making it imperative to proactively prepare for potential threats and take necessary precautions to mitigate risks.

1/ Jetting off? Use the cloud: As we mentioned above, if you plan for the worst-case scenario, you won’t be caught on the back foot if the worst happens. Some of the best anti-theft software is cloud enabled, good news if your physical device is lost or stolen. Here’s a handy list 

2/ Culture clash: Sometimes, having the authorities find your device is the beginning of your problems. It’s worth remembering other countries don’t share our quirky tastes. So, if content on your device could offend people with different cultural and religious perspectives, delete it. We’ve added a few more cultural tips here. You’re welcome!  

3/ Go nuclear: Your device likely has the facility to be found by another device you own, and a ‘wipe’ function that deletes everything after 10 failed attempts to login using the password. Enable both mechanisms. If point 2 is an issue, you’ll be glad you did.  

4/ Be WiFi aware: It’s easy to let your guard down when you’re away. But trust can be expensive. Using the in-house service is a great way to roll out the welcome mat to hackers and malware. It’s easy to be deceived when ‘CarltonHotel_Guest_WiFi’ is legit, but ‘Carltonhotel_Guest_WiFi’ has been set up by a hacker.  

5/ Private Eyes: Set up a virtual private network and log into that alone. This site offers the top 10 VPNs for right now, and all offer more protection than anything outside the corporate sphere.

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