“Traveling greatly increases vulnerability to identity theft, phishing, sidejacking, and online fraud. Think about it: You’re charging devices at airports, hotels, convention centers, and coffee shops; connecting to open networks; and using shared computers at client sites and elsewhere. You put your passwords, financial data, business transactions, and browsing history out there for the taking.
Oh, and by the way, identity fraud rose 13% in 2011, affecting more than 11.6 million adults in the U.S. alone. That’s nearly 4% of the entire U.S. population.”