Airplane safety

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With all the recent speculation surrounding the missing Malaysia airlines flight, we feel it would be a good time to go over basic technological safety for the next time you travel abroad. First off, make sure your mobile devices have a password lock on them, as well as making sure you don’t have any compromising data on them. During the Winter Olympics in Sochi, hackers began to steal information from tourist’s mobile devices, simply by just having them connect to the wireless network. When you proceed through security at an airport terminal, you should power down any electronic device before doing so. This will decrease the chance of being called out of line and having your bag searched due to a “security issue”. You are safe to power them on once you have made it through security. When you get on the plane you should power them down when asked and then wait until you are told it is safe to put them into airplane mode. The wireless signals being sent from your phones or other devices interfere with the equipment onboard the plane. Such as the planes radar transponder or communication devices. When you arrive at your destination be sure to be careful with using your technology. Thieves can always pick out a tourist and normally target them to be their next victim. Keep your phones close and secure and only use them if you need to. This will help keep you and others around you safe the next time you travel abroad.

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/sochi-olympics/richard-engel-sochi-open-hunting-season-hackers-n22346

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