Locating a lost or stolen device
A lost or stolen phone puts a damper on a vacation. And with 61 percent of people using their devices for both work and private purposes, there is extra reason to be cautious. A lost phone could impact not just your own data, but also your organizations. F-Secure's free Anti-Theft app for smartphones and tablets lets you remotely lock and locate your device, and if needed, the device data can be completely erased. Another quick suggestion: Make sure your phone's password-protected screen lock kicks in after just a short amount of time, like one minute.
More tips for good public Wi-Fi hygiene:
•Don't let your device connect to public Wi-Fi spots automatically. •Delete out the Wi-Fi access points you've used when you arrive home. •Don't be logged into apps you don't need while traveling. •Check with the establishment you're at to make sure the network you log onto is really theirs, and not one a snoop has set up to trick you. •Be aware of your surroundings and anyone who could be trying to peek over your shoulder. •Use a unique password for each account. •For laptops, disable file sharing and turn on the firewall, setting it to block incoming connections. •Use a VPN (virtual private network) if possible, which secures your connection even on public Wi-Fi. •Use a travel router with a prepaid SIM card for your own personal Wi-Fi network. •At the very least, watch for the padlock and "https" in the address bar for any site with your personal information. If they're not there, avoid the site. •A good general rule: Assume anything you do over public Wi-Fi is part of a public conversation.
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