How can anyone live without internet these days? Do you know how to keep your information protected while searching the internet? Let’s take a look at ways to surf the internet safely while RVing.
According to an article at everything-about-rving.com, “Searching the World Wide Web and RVing”
“Whether you have RV internet or not, being smart about your internet use as you travel can help mitigate a variety of risks. WiFi hotspots, especially those in public places, are breeding grounds for snoops who want to steal your personal information. When set up properly, wireless WiFi for RV users can offer you and your family some added security, but it always pays to be overly safe than sorry.
When you hit the road, you don’t have to give up the World Wide Web to keep your information safe. Just practice the following simple tips whenever you connect:
- Secure any device that can connect to the internet.
Use a strong firewall, reputable antivirus software, comprehensive malware program and a trusted VPN (virtual protection network) service to keep your laptop, tablet and cell phone safe. However, it’s not enough to simply invest in these programs. You have to keep them up to date to ensure their effectiveness.
- Use only legitimate hotspots.
If you don’t have a WiFi for RV system and you need to get online, it may be tempting to use the first hotspot you find in a public location. Instead, take the time to find a hotspot you can attribute to a business or someone you know. Before you even attempt to connect, ask for the name the establishment or household uses for the hotspot or network. Keep in mind that the most trusted networks are those that require a password to connect. Be wary of any hotspots that require you to input personal information before allowing you to connect.
- Back up sensitive and important data.
If you use your laptop to store pictures, work information, projects and other important data, back up these items regularly onto waterproof, encrypted USB flash drives or an external hard drive. (Don’t email the data to yourself). Then make a backup of the backup. Even with the safest mobile internet for RV setup or the best security programs installed, you can never be too safe.” To read the entire article click here.