With summer finally here, and COVID-19 starting to ease up our quarantine lifestyle, people are starting to travel more for business and pleasure.
Even if you don’t plan to do any work, you will likely take your smart phone or tablet to keep up with Facebook, take photos or play music. Be sure to take a minute to refresh your cyber security best practices.
If you are out somewhere and need to connect to the internet, use your own hot spot and be sure to make a secure password for it.
Whether on vacation or at your local coffee shop, DO NOT let your device automatically connect to a public WiFi.
If you do need to connect to a public WiFi, check with someone with the facility if possible to verify the guest network ID and password before you connect to be sure it is a legitimate network.
Even if you are sure you are connected to a legitimate public WiFi, refrain from connecting to accounts that are sensitive such as your bank account, credit card account, or work.