Do not use WEP or WPA (encryption broken in seconds to minutes)
Hotel or conference wifi logins are no more secure than open wifi connections
Ensure that open, free public connections (e.g. coffee shops) are not imposters
Hotels and conference wired connects have no significant security advantage over wireless
Man-in-the-middle attacks (e.g. altered wall socket connections) and corrupted host are still risks
USB power stations are subject to "juice jacking"
User plugs in their device to a power station (or friendly associates laptop) to charge
Altered station or laptop can access data on the device
Consider using a "USB Condom" (e.g. CyberStop) or set the device USB configuration to charge only
Scott (2016) Cyber Security While Traveling, Pluralsight.com
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