PRO­TECT YOUR DATA

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IT IS AL­WAYS im­por­tant to pro­tect your per­sonal in­for­ma­tion, but when abroad or trav­el­ling it is much more likely that you may mis­lay your phone or lap­top. You should take ad­e­quate pre­cau­tions at all times and many of these will need to be un­der­taken even be­fore you leave. The good news is that it is nei­ther time-con­sum­ing or dif­fi­cult.

01 WIPE, RE­STORE AND RE­PEAT

If you are con­cerned that your iPhone could be scanned at the air­port, the nu­clear op­tion is to wipe it and to re­store from iCloud at your des­ti­na­tion. A last re­sort.

02 WHERE IS EV­ERY­THING?

Make sure that Find My iPhone is dis­play­ing all of your de­vices in­clud­ing Ap­ple Watches, MacBooks, AirPods etc. This could be cru­cial when you re­ally need it.

03 ENCRYPT YOUR MAC

On your Mac, go to Sys­tem Pref­er­ences>Se­cu­rity & Pri­vacy>FileVault and fol­low the process to encrypt your Mac disk. This will help pro­tect all of your data.

04 TWO-WAY FIRE­WALL

En­able in­bound and out­bound fire­walls while trav­el­ling in Sys­tem Pref­er­ences>Se­cu­rity & Pri­vacy>Fire­wall. You can turn it off on your re­turn if you wish.

05 PRI­VATE BROWS­ING

In some coun­tries you may want to con­sider us­ing a pri­vate browser for in­ter­net ac­cess if you are wor­ried about your ac­counts be­ing mon­i­tored.

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