How to Secure Data Saved in Laptop & MacBook while Travelling

 22 Sep, 2020

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Avoid PC hacks, lost or stolen

It’s important to know how to save laptop or MacBook from being hacked while you are travelling or staying in a hotel on vacation. Keep your data on your devices safe with these handy tips. Holiday mean let go and enjoy as much as possible to stay away from the hectic routine life and spend quality time with friends and family. Although we would like to stay away from digital gadgets like laptops, macbook or cameras but eventually we ended up using them to save our memories and keep us connected to digital world. But we forget the fact that losing our mobile phone, laptop or macbook while travelling can use extreme distress and probably ruin our full trip. Mainly, people don’t care about losing the gadget itself its more like the information, pictures, contacts or work related stuff stored which may not be possible to retrieve. Today we would be sharing useful tips to make sure you don’t ruin your holiday time and get yourself relaxed even if you ended up facing having any of the worse scenario. 

Save everything before you go

To avoid miserable surprises, remember to backup your files to on external hard drive or on to the cloud like (one drive, google drive or dropbox) before going to the vacation. It is recommended to do this not only while you are travelling or enjoying holidays instead do it throughout the year. So, if the last save is a bit old, a new save before heading out is useful. This process will make sure that you won’t lose any work file, pictures, music and etc in the event your device got damaged, stolen or lost.

Check your security settings

Regularly checking your security settings is important. Sometimes, the settings can be changed during another windows or apple update. Have a look on all your social media accounts and in your mobile settings to make sure that your privacy conditions, geolocation, and other personal aspects of your life are not disclosed without your permission. It’s important to have an antivirus (McAfee and etc) with strong firewall to make sure no one can break into your laptop or MacBook.

Watch out for Wi-Fi and public USB Charger

Do not connect to any free WI-FI hotspot available unless you really do not have a second option. Make sure you have a VPN / Firewall to protect your computer or mobile from cyberattacks. Otherwise it’s better to keep yourself disconnected of the internet. If you ran out of a battery, do not recharge your mobile at the first USB charging port in sight. You are just making your device vulnerable and making a perfect scenario for hackers to access your personal data.

Do not reveal your absence on social networks

Posting something on social media with date and location is not wise. Apparently, it is a big gold mine for burglars. This practice is also risky as it can open doors for cybercriminals. Date and location can be a valuable source of information for cybercriminals, who can set-up their attacks according to your location.

Install parental controls on your devices

Protect your children while they are staying at home of travelling with you. configure parental controls on home internet router as well as personal computers, laptop or mobile phones. This will protect them from age-inappropriate content and from potential cybercriminals. Supervising children’s activities on the internet will protect them from virtual attack and harassment.

If you are still not sure how virus, malware or spyware can attack on your laptop or mobile phone, feel free to speak to our Laptop expert to understand more in details. We are always available to offer FREE advice to the community to keep them safe while on internet. Being expert in the computer industry we understand it’s our duty to keep the people safe from cyber criminals and help London metropolitan police to catch them and keep the internet world safe for the community.

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