Privacy and Security News and Tips 20160223

Protecting your Personally Identifiable Information

When traveling, make sure to put your cell number on your luggage and if you have an address, use the address of the hotel you will be staying at instead of your home address. The number of hands that touch and see your luggage is immense and letting them know you are out of town and where you live is inviting trouble. Also, if your luggage is lost, them calling you at home or sending it to your house will not help you if you are in need of what you packed. Also, when packing, realize that they keys to your TSA lock are publicly available so your luggage is not secure. Pack all your jewelry, medication, and valuables in carry on.

A few stories in the news this week for you to see.

NSA Hacker Chief Explains How to Keep Him Out of Your System

Flaws in Wireless Mice and Keyboards Let Hackers Type on Your PC

Popular Ancestry Sites Being Mined By Cops for DNA Evidence

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