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Travel safely with your tech: How to prevent theft, loss and snooping on the road

Chris Hoffman | Dec. 19, 2014
When you travel, a whole fleet of electronics come with you. Smartphone and laptop are a given, but there's a good chance you're also toting a tablet, and maybe a cellular hotspot or dedicated GPS.

Keep that laptop in a bag when you're not actively using it to make it less of a target. If you're staying in a hotel, whatever devices you aren't carrying with you should be locked in your room's safe, assuming your hotel offers one. If nothing else, tuck expensive devices into a bag or suitcase. 

Stay smart, stay safe

Mobile devices are incredibly easy to steal. Don't add to the statistics: Use common sense and be careful. I've traveled all over North America and Europe and haven't lost any devices or had trouble with compromised public Wi-Fi networks. But I've never left my smartphone and laptop sitting on a coffee shop table when I go to the restroom, either.


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