FOXBusiness: Cybersecurity Tips for Travelers

FOXBusiness: Cybersecurity Tips for Travelers
May 30, 2011 EC-Council

The summer travel season is almost here, and with it comes an increased risk of hacking.

With all of our smartphones, iPads, laptops, netbooks and Bluetooth-enabled devices, we’re more at risk of online fraud and identity theft than ever before. In fact, a 2011 report from Javelin Strategy & Research found that the average out-of-pocket expense for identity theft victims skyrocketed 63%, from $387 per incident in 2009 to $631 in 2010.

Business travelers often have the most to lose from attacks and airports are hotbeds for identity theft, from rogue Wi-Fi hotspots to new wirelessly-accessible e-passports.

 

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