Surfing Safely While Traveling

One concern many people have is how to safely use their computers and mobile devices while traveling. Many airports, hotels and businesses offer free WiFi for internet access, but you never know who may be monitoring these connections to serve you ads or potentially access sensitive account information.

A workaround for this is to use your cell phone carrier’s data capabilities instead of WiFi for any internet needs which may present security concerns. iPhone hotspotTo use your iPhone (or other smartphone) securely by itself, simply disable WiFi access while on the go. This will restrict access to cellular data only.

To use other computers or devices you can make use of your iPhone’s Hotspot capability. This feature allows you to share your iPhone’s cellular data connection via a private WiFi network, Bluetooth, or a USB connection. I use this feature regularly to provide support for Oakbog clients while on the road. Click the following link for instructions on Setting up a Personal Hotspot.

Posted by Adam Rosen on 14 December 2016

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