5 Ways To Safeguard Devices And Data While Traveling Abroad


5. Beware Of Third-Party Mobile App Stores

Mobile malware is still statistically tiny compared to threats that target laptop and desktop PCs. But, victims are often detected in Asia, Eastern Europe and Russia, according to security firm F-Secure, which released its mobile threat report in March. Malware embedded in apps often appear in third-party app stores and raise the risk of an infection, according to Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at F-Secure. Security experts say it is best to avoid downloading any software when traveling abroad. Even software updates to existing applications should be treated as suspect until returning to a trusted location in the United States.