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cyber crime

How to protect yourself against cyber crime when traveling

Thinking back 10 years to when I first began my travels, the type of crime I was worried about was being mugged or assaulted. And as a solo traveler, I was also admittedly on edge after having watched the terrifying blockbuster Hostel. But the type of crime that travelers encounter has changed a lot since […]

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This dangerous new virus will rob your bank account

The way that cybercriminals distribute malware is ever changing, but some things have stayed the same—such as text message scams and phishing emails. The thing is, many people are now getting wise to these attacks, so cybercriminals are having to come up with new, ingenious scams that will fool us into clicking. These newer scams […]

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Smart travel

Smart travel: 4 common security blunders to avoid while traveling

Do you exercise smart travel decisions when headed abroad? There are certain things you need to know before you go. Here are some common travel mistakes people make as they leave the comfort of home. Using a debit card Yes, debit cards are convenient, but they might not be the best way to get cash or […]

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Confessions of a broadband borrower: Misusing an unsecured WiFi network has its risks

Yes, I confess, I’ve been a broadband “borrower” for much of my life, jumping on open, unsecured WiFi networks while waiting in airports or hotels or sometimes even outside a stranger’s apartment building. And, I never thought about the security risks from this activity. I’ve called it borrowing because of the connection to “The Borrowers”, […]

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