4 Ways to Keep Your Identity Protected While Traveling
Traveling is great. Sometimes we travel for pleasure. Other times, it is for business. When travelling it is important to protect your identity and the credentials you use to prove you are who you say you are. Here are a number of ways technology can give you peace of mind and ease to protect and use your credentials while travelling.
1. Use a VPN.
Maybe you’ve never heard of a VPN. A VPN allows you to create a secure connection over a public network essentially adding an additional layer of security. While you’re at it, don’t use a free VPN, spend the few dollars to make sure you’re truly protected.
2. Change password and pin numbers.
Be proactive and change your passwords and pin numbers both before you travel and when you get back home as a way to deter your accounts from being hacked and to offer you peace of mind while travelling.
3. Check and monitor bank accounts and credit cards.
Check your bank accounts and credit card statements on your laptop that is connected to public network is not secure. Instead, check them on your phone via a mobile app while connected to your cell network, not the wifi network.
4. Be smart with your identification documents.
Before you leave the hotel, lock up your passport. Don’t take it with you. Instead use Credntia to store and protect all of your credential and identification documents. That way, they’re always with you and won’t be stolen, leaving you stranded in a foreign country.