Online Safety Tips for Travelers

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ONLINE SAFETY TIPS FOR TRAVELERS
Cybercrime, forensic technologist and world traveler Tom Talleur talks with Big Blend Radio about online safety for travelers, and shares his tips below.

“SAFER” BROWSERS:

Firefox. Built by teams with security in mind. You can get security and privacy extension, such as uBlock Origin, HTTP Everywhere, Privacy Badger, and No Script.

Tor. An open-source web browser that offers security and privacy features.

 

DO’S:

  1. Do use a VPN. It creates an encrypted tunnel between your computer/phone and sites your devices touch. Thwarts, to some degree, tracking, profiling, and hackers intercepting logins.
  2. Do use two-factor authentication. Makes it a lot harder for the bad guys to get into your accounts online.
  3. Do use malware detection software. Malwarebytes.com

 

DON’TS:

  1. Don’t reuse the same or simple passwords.
  2. Don’t text or Email user ID’s and password in the clear.
  3. Don’t check your financial accounts from a public WIFI (unless you use a VPN).
  4. Don’t downloaded pirate copies of popular software like Spotify from pirate or questionable. It’s likely they will contain malware and trojan programs.
  5. Don’t click on popup warnings especially if you can’t verify if it came from a legitimate program running on your computer.
  6. Don’t click on links in mails unless you know it’s OK. Even friends can unintentionally send you harmful links.

Along with being a cybercrime and forensic technologist who worked with NASA for many years, Tom Talleur is an avid world traveler, travel writer and editor of www.RoverTreks.com. His feature-length stories span travel, technology, history, culture, cybersecurity, national security, military affairs, languages, communications technologies, and law. Learn more at www.TomTalleur.com or follow his Forensic Futurology Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ForensicFuturology/

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About the Author:

Along with being a cybercrime and forensic technologist who worked with NASA for many years, Tom Talleur is an avid world traveler, travel writer and editor of www.RoverTreks.com. His feature-length stories span travel, technology, history, culture, cybersecurity, national security, military affairs, languages, communications technologies, and law.

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