The holiday season is coming and many of us will travel to the dear ones or in vacation.
Even if I don’t recommend to take such devices with you, some of us have to.
Here are some tips to make sure you and your devices get to the destination safe:
- Secure your laptop/tablet when unattended
Fix the laptop with a security cable to something immovable or to a heavy piece of furniture when it is unattended.
- Don’t store your password with your laptop.
Don’t write it on the back of the device please 🙂
- Don’t leave your laptop in your car
Many will break the window to get the laptop. Probably replacing the glass costs more than the laptop.
- Don’t store your laptop/tablet in checked luggage
Checked luggage will be treated rough. Your device will definitely get damaged.
- Keep track of your laptop/tablet when you go through airport screening
Hold onto your laptop until the person in front of you has gone through the metal detector, and watch for your laptop/tablet to emerge from the screening equipment.
If you’re not sure, check the back of the laptop or start it briefly to make sure it is really yours.
- Use tracking software
Consider use of commercial software that reports the location of a stolen laptop once it’s connected to the Internet.
Tablets have this built in, but you need to activate it.
- Backup your files.
Make a backup of your files before every trip. In the event that your laptop is lost or stolen, you will still have a copy of your data.
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