Traveling is by far the best entertainment available to us. We encourage everyone to travel at least once a year. It can be home or abroad, doesn’t matter where you go. Just enjoy the gift of nature, culture of different people, traditions of the country.
Once you start to enjoy your journey, you can feel that this is like drugs. To be honest, many people can never settle and keep moving like once we did thousands of years back.
Though traveling in this modern era has changed a lot. Due to the advances in the technology and the transportation system we can travel a lot faster, easier and comfortable now. But, it has also increased the technological scams and dangers.
Today it is easier for the thieves to get your information via hacking, cracking, and phishing. The smart thieves can hijack your credit/debit cards info even when you are just walking pass by them.
So, it’s time for you to think of some anti-theft tech in your packing list.
What is it?
“Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) is the use of radio waves to read and capture information stored on a tag attached to an object. A tag can be read from up to several feet away and does not need to be within direct line-of-sight of the reader to be tracked.” – via: http://www.epc-rfid.info/rfid.
This is the most common kind of tech theft nowadays. The skimmers get your credit or debit cards data via wireless data transmitting.
After that, they can use it to empty your bank account and it will be late enough before you know.
What can you do?
There are several anti-RFID theft wallets, bag and tags available for your suitcase. The prices are also not high. You can look for some in the Amazon.
We have already reviewed one good Money Belt and Passport Holder.
Next, you can use an anti-theft bag with RFID. We have a recommendation for Pacsafe Citysafe CS400 Anti-Theft Travel Tote.
This bag is comfortable enough for both genders. It has a hidden exomesh slashguard stainless steel wire mesh embedded into the fabric. That helps to protect against slash-and-run theft.
Large enough to put your laptop and passport in it. The main pocket is RFID blocker. So while you are carrying it in the busy market or street, no one can steal your info or slash it with a blade and run.
Using a VPN
If you are a little bit tech savvy, you must know that using free Wi-Fi in public places like the bus, train or in the airport can be risky. Even we would not recommend using the Wi-Fi to log into your banking details when you are in a 5-star hotel.
So, what to do is get a subscription for VPN before you travel. Actually, a yearly subscription will not cost you more than 70 USD. A monthly subscription will cost around USD 5 to 10.
VPN is the easiest way to encrypt your data while you are paying your bills online. We know that sometimes it is necessary to pay the debit or credit cards bill when you are abroad. Stay safe with a VPN.
Read more about the VPN: Here are the VPN’s List You Need to Consider First
Another layer of security can be added with a good quality lock for your baggage. You can try the Forge TSA Locks 2 Pack with Open Alert Indicator. They have a lifetime warranty added with the product.
The following articles might be helpful too:
- 9 Anti Theft Accessories for Safe and Secure Travel
Let us know what you take with you for safety, we want to include a few more in the article.