PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 30, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Traveling opens up a world of opportunity, and Inertia Tours
helps college students to book safe, fun-filled adventures. People have become ever more reliant on technology in their lives to make researching information and completing tasks easier. They can access email, look up directions, book tickets, check their bank account, and more. A recent article
in The Denver Post highlights safety precautions that people should take before connecting to the Internet on vacation. Inertia Tours weighs in.
Given the growing use of mobile technology, many businesses and facilities have begun offering public Wi-Fi. This is a convenient way for people to access the Internet without having to use up their data plan. There are still safety measures that people should take when using them, however. Sean Sullivan, Security Advisor at F-Secure Labs, encourages people to stick to general browsing when using a public hotspot and avoid accessing sites where they must enter personal information such as a username or password. The same goes for using complementary computers. There is no guarantee that these are secure connections. Use them for checking the weather, looking up attractions, or doing other general tasks. This can help to keep personal information more secure.
If it necessary to do any banking while on vacation, try to use physical banks rather than online applications. When this is not possible, access online accounts through the bank's dedicated app. Rather than connecting to free Wi-Fi, people should use their data plan. This will help to keep their information safer. Make sure to always log out when finished working.
Consider setting up a special temporary email account. Use this when communicating with friends or family. If someone should happen to access the account, they will not have access to the information contained within someone's regular email. They will only see the communications sent during the trip.
Many people use their phones or other digital devices to take pictures. It is a fast, easy way to capture memories. To keep photos protected, back them up to cloud storage or an SD card. If the phone should become lost or damaged, the pictures are still safe and are accessible from another device. Consider backing up all phone or mobile device data before leaving. This is a way to keep information protected and make sure that minimal damage is done if the device is lost or stolen. Apple's "Find My Phone" app allows customers to not only locate their missing device, but if it is stolen, they can erase the data from it remotely to protect their information.
"Mobile technology gives people a lot of options," says a representative from Inertia Tours. "It is important to use it responsibly and pay attention to the risks that exist. Backing up data and only connecting to secure sites and services is a great way for people to help protect their personal information. Planning activities in advance can help people to focus more on having a memorable trip." Inertia Tours helps college students to plan trips that are filled with exciting adventures and things to do.
is a Texas-based company that helps college students book memorable spring break and ski trips. They offer a wide variety of packages for destinations such as South Padre, TX; Panama City, FL; Cancun; and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. They also offer Bahamas cruise packages and ski trips. For students looking for an alternative spring break, they can take part in Eco-Nicaragua. The company books for groups of all sizes and features affordable rates.