5 ways to keep your data safe while traveling

5 ways to keep your data safe while traveling

 

Traveling with data can be really risky these days. There are always cankered guys who want to swipe your phone on public networks at airports, coffee bars, shopping malls. Here are five tips for keeping your data safe while traveling.
 

 

1.Use a trusted VPN

You are in need to connect to public Wi-Fi hotspots in airports, hotels, coffee shops, shopping malls and all the like. You don’t know who else is connected to these networks, and you cannot either. A trusted VPN, such as X-VPN, with all their encryption techniques, will keep your data away from prying eyes now.

 

2.Don’t use public USB charging stations at train stations and airports

 
They probably haven’t been tampered with but they’re incredibly easy for people who hold a wicked idea to tamper with. Use a good old-fashioned electrical outlet. Or you can get yourself a USB cable that doesn’t carry data so your devices can’t be easily hacked.

 

3.Move sensitive data to cloud

Whether you’re concerned with confidential business data being seen by border agents, or just worried about thieves, keep that data off the device until you really need it.

 

4.Remove your password managers

This one is mostly about border agents who might have the legal right to compel you to unlock your phone and enter passwords for things. If there’s no password manager on the phone, they can’t make you unlock it. You can reinstall your password manager later when you need it.

 

5.Don’t hide data or be uncooperative

Border agents have a wide latitude of what they can request. Even when they request something you have the right to refuse, they may detain you longer. So plan ahead so you can cooperate without worry. And don’t rely on tricks like hidden volumes. You may get away with it, but if they’re discovered you’ll be in worse trouble.These aren’t the only measures you may need to take but they will help you have a little more peace of mind.
 

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