SAFE AS HOUSES

GPS-en­abled de­vices are mak­ing it eas­ier than ever to keep your ac­counts and valu­ables safe. Steve Dinneen looks into the best gad­gets to give you peace of mind

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As tech­nol­ogy be­comes an in­creas­ingly fun­da­men­tal part of our lives, so too does cy­ber crime. Stay pro­tected with these se­cu­rity gad­gets

If busi­ness travel is a way of life, se­cu­rity should be your num­ber-one pri­or­ity. Tech ex­perts agree that cy­ber se­cu­rity will be the defin­ing trend of 2017; for every con­nected de­vice that makes your life a lit­tle eas­ier, there’s a scam­mer hop­ing to take ad­van­tage.

On a per­sonal level this can mean ma­jor headaches, but if you’re abroad for work, se­cu­rity lapses could be worth mil­lions – or, at the very least, your job.

Thank­fully the tech in­dus­try is fight­ing back, com­ing up with ever more se­cure – and in­creas­ingly stylish – ways to pro­tect your­self. The ex­plo­sion of GPS-en­abled de­vices means now you can be alerted if you walk ab­sent-mind­edly away from your suit­case, and track the lo­ca­tion of your iPhone across con­ti­nents. You can make sure your con­tact­less pay­ment cards aren’t be­ing used to raid the con­tents of your bank ac­count, and check that your home is safe from the com­fort of your ho­tel room (and if you spot an in­truder, er, even yell ob­scen­i­ties at them over wifi).

Tech­nol­ogy may be the prob­lem, but it’s also the so­lu­tion – here are ten gad­gets for your nex­txt trip…

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