Avoid becoming a victim of hacking while business traveling by using these strategies.
With recent events regarding Facebook and your online privacy, keeping yourself safe is a major issue. There are two types of public networks: secured and unsecured.
i. Secured networks often ask you to submit an email, phone number, or use a specific password from the business establishment you are at.
ii. An unsecured network can simply be logged into by clicking on it.
Here are the different ways by which you can stay safe online;
1. Say no to banking, taxes, and online shopping until secured; avoid using sites with important such as your bank details.
2. Look for five letters – HTTPS (emphasis on the “s”). To ensure that the site you’re using is safe, check for https – Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure in the site URL.
Alternatively, there may be a lock symbol at the beginning of the site’s URL. The “s” implies the site is secured.
3. Be Selective
Only connect to Wi-Fi that has been verified by staff.
4. Take the terms and conditions seriously.
It may be lengthy but it’s necessary. Often times, a consumer is granted Wi-Fi access if they provide an email address.
However, consider using a non work related email address for such purposes.
5. Sign-off Often
If you’re not the Wi-Fi, turn it off. This act keeps you secure and also saves your battery life. If you can, download your documents beforehand and work offline.