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Protecting your device from data theft while travelling

10 simple, but necessary, precautions

Did you know that the information stored on your electronic device, including laptop, tablet and smartphone is more vulnerable to attackers when you are travelling? For example, open public WiFi connections may not be as secure as you think and there is increased risk of theft or loss of your device. If you get distracted for a minute, this is enough time for an attacker to walk away with your device and all the information stored on it. Not only could this have implications for your personal information, but it could also have serious consequences for University systems and information, research data, student information, etc.

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