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Stay Safe Online While You Travel

A well-earned vacation can be the highlight of the year. Filled with delicious food, relaxation, and activity, these annual trips offer a much-needed break from the everyday stresses of life. To best enjoy this time away, Bank of Louisiana recommends using these cyber security tips to keep your information safe as you travel.


Update your mobile apps before you leave. Discovering your app is out of date can become a big problem when you’re away from wifi. To confirm your budgeting, banking, and other useful apps are up to speed, make sure to check for updates the night before you leave. This will ensure you have the most recent version of the app during your journey, keeping your information safe along the way.


Lock your devices after you’re done using them. In order to keep your personal information secure, we suggest putting passwords on your phone, tablet, or laptop, and locking them each time after use. This simple step helps to protect them from unwanted use without taking valuable time out of your trip.


Disable your device’s auto connection preference. Free wifi is always an appreciated perk of an airport or hotel, however, this internet connection isn’t always safe. If the wifi does not require a password and is available to the general public, it can pose many additional risks that could put your personal information in danger. To avoid this problem, change your device’s wifi connection setting to only link with wifi options that you choose instead of whichever is offered automatically. This will help your device bypass unsecured wifi, allowing you to opt for the selection of your choice.


If you’re planning your next adventure, be sure to add some extra security features to help you along the way. Things like strong passwords, theft proof baggage, and a personal hotspot can go a long ways during your travels. Remember to stop by Bank of Louisiana before you leave and withdraw any additional dollars you may need throughout your stay.


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