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Avoid Using an Airport USB Charging Station Without This Device

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Travel Tech to Keep Your Valuables Safe

Summer is travel season! Whether you’re heading to a different state to explore a new city or going on a foreign adventure abroad, it’s likely that you’ll take a plane to get there. While many travelers protect their belongings from theft at the airport, what about cyber theft? In this ever-growing digital era, it pays to be mindful of your tech while you’re traveling.

In many airports around the country, and indeed on long-haul planes, there are USB charging stations that are ideal for charging your phone’s battery to see you through the plane ride. Yet, this could be a costly mistake to make. Cybercriminals can modify those USB connections to install malware on your phone or download data without your knowledge. There’s no quicker way to ruin your vacation

Fortunately, there is a handy device on the market that allows you to stay safe while plugging in at airports. The USB data blocker attaches between your USB cable and charger to physically block data transfer and syncing. This means that you can charge your electrical devices without any risk of hacking or viruses.

Always be wary of using public chargers when traveling. Another great way to safeguard your possessions is to secure the right insurance. The team at Hoffman Brown Company can help. For assistance with insurance policy reviews and recommendations, contact us today.

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