If you’re hitting the road for vacation or business travel this season, don’t let down your digital guard!
These easy steps can help keep the valuable data on your mobile devices safe from hackers, snoops, and thieves.
Ten tips for safe and sane summer mobility
Whenever you travel, you’ll almost surely be taking a smartphone, tablet, or PC with you — perhaps you’ll take all three!
Here are some important steps you can take to help make any portable device as secure as it can be.
I’ve focused on the Android OS because it’s the leading mobile platform, but the ideas and techniques described below can be applied to any brand or type of mobile device. (For tips on iPhone security, see a related PCWorld article.)
Some of these steps can be completed quickly — just before you leave — while others can be applied weeks or even months before you depart. That means this pre-travel preparation can be spread out over a long time; it won’t add to the usual stress of pre-departure planning and packing.