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Travelers beware: Hackers are after your information

Tony Bradley | Jan. 20, 2015
Cyber criminals hoping to monetise frequent-flier miles and other rewards target jetlagged travelers in recent data breaches.

Rapid7's Ford suggests that travelers take a few minutes to replace re-used passwords and double-check travel loyalty balances as well: "Re-using passwords is dangerous. We've all been warned about the risks of using the same password for different websites, and yet we still do it," stressed Ford.

Cyber criminals aren't usually very discriminating. They'll go after whatever requires the least effort. It seems that travelers, and the customer loyalty and frequent flier programs they use, have become a new target of choice.

 

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