Protecting Your Devices BEFORE You Get To The Airport

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Rules To Be followed in the Airport

It’s another Tuesday in the airport. You clear the TSA line in record time and decide to use those extra few minutes to grab a bite at the pretzel shop before heading to your terminal.

You set your laptop down on the table, grab a straw, turn around — and your laptop is gone. Vanished in a puff of smoke, along with the thief  who ran off with it.

Secure Internet Access While Traveling

If you have a strong password on your laptop, that will likely prevent the crook from gaining immediate access to your private documents.

But it won’t stop them from removing the hard drive from your laptop and connecting it to another computer. No muss, no fuss — and suddenly the contents of your entire private life are there on the screen, ready to browse and plunder.

So what do you do to prevent this situation? Encrypt your drive! It may sound complicated, but it’s actually a relatively simple first step toward protecting the hard drive of your laptop and other mobile devices.

With the drive encrypted, a thief can’t just pull it out, hook it up and suddenly have access to all your files. And, as a result, your data is exponentially safer.

 

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