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Cyber Security Rules for Travel Season

With summer just around the corner, most of us are looking to cash in on vacation time. And, cyber criminals are looking to cash in too – on your personal assets, that is! What most people don’t realize when thinking about planning their vacation is how to keep their personal and financial information secure. Here are five security best practices to protect yourself:

  • Use trusted travel sites to book your vacation. Be wary of email phishing scams in your inbox with travel deals.
  • Only carry essential documents with you. If you’re traveling overseas, only bring your passport and driver’s license. There’s not need to carry along your Social Security card or birth certificate, as you are less likely to lose this information or leave behind.
  • Err on the side of caution when connecting to free WiFi in an airport or hotel. This way you can avoid linking up to an insecure network without you knowing.
  • Avoid posting details about you being away from home on social networks. Criminals can take advantage of this information, and break into your home while you are away.

Remember, cyber criminals are always looking for opportunistic moments to strike. Be sure to follow these common sense security tips to stay save while traveling.

This article is provided for general guidance and information. It is not intended as, nor should it be construed to be, legal, financial or other professional advice. Please consult with your attorney or financial advisor to discuss any legal issues or financial issues involved with credit decisions.

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