RV Internet Security Tips

RV Internet Security Tips

RV travel and internet usage go hand in hand in the modern world. RV enthusiasts need to be sure they are protecting themselves while using the internet on the road. There are some steps that everyone should take to increase security.

Be sure all devices are secured. Everyone should have a good firewall, anti-virus software and malware protection. Remember that this type of software is only useful if it is kept up to date. Most come with a one year expiration date. Be sure to renew yearly. Also, set up the software to actively scan for updates and issues on a regular basis.

Be sure you’re connecting to a legitimate WiFi spot. If you are in a public location do not connect to any random hotspot you find. Look for a hotspot that is affiliated with a recognizable business. Do not connect with a hotspot that requires you to enter personal information before connecting.

Backups are still important on the road. Whether you are at home or on the road, it is always important to backup pictures and other important data. Consider purchasing an external hard drive or an encrypted USB flash drive to bring along on your travels.

Use web based mail when you’re on the road. Many mail service providers offer a web based version so you can check your email from anywhere. This offers an additional level of security when connecting from a public spot.

Disconnect when you’re not using the internet. Manually make sure to turn off either the devices or the internet connection. Hackers cannot tap into your devices if the devices are not connected to the internet.

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