Cyber Risks When Traveling

Are you thinking of traveling during the holiday period? Do you use your mobile devices for shopping or online banking when you are traveling? Your devices and personal information may be at risk!

Smart Phone Evolution

Our smartphones and tablets can be thought of as minicomputers as most of them have enough processing power and functionality to conduct all tasks our desktop/laptop computers can. Recent advancement in technology has particularly made our mobile devices much stronger in terms of computing and the increase in screen size of our mobile devices has made some people abandon their desktop/laptop computers completely.

Be Careful when Using Your Mobile Devices in Public

The smaller and more convenient size of our smart devices leaves us susceptible to a host of risks. Not many of us think of our smart phones and tablets as computers, and so may not take the necessary precautions when using these devices. Mobile-specific settings such as Bluetooth and location options can leave your device vulnerable to hackers. Public charging stations and open Wi-Fi connections can also expose your device to a plethora of viruses and malware.

Learn more by going over these security tips to ensure all your internet enabled devices are protected while traveling.

Faraz Mehmood is a Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Triella.  We are a technology consulting company specializing in providing technology audits, planning advice, project management and other CIO-related services to small and medium-sized firms. Faraz can be reached at 647.426.1004. For additional articles, go to our blog page. Triella is a VMware Professional Partner, Microsoft Certified Partner, Citrix Solution Advisor – Silver, Dell Preferred Partner, Authorized Worldox Reseller and a Webroot Reseller.

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