Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.
Nowadays, having your credit card number stolen is one of the most annoying things that can happen (well, except for someone stealing an Amazon.com package from your front porch). Credit card fraud used to be something you heard about on the news or maybe you had a friend who had their debit card number stolen and couldn’t get money out of the bank until everything was straightened out. Those days are long gone. Credit fraud is happening to everyone and the more cards you have, the greater the chance you’re eventually going have to deal with it.
Let’s look at the evolution of credit card theft and what you can do today to protect yourself from the bad guys:
Not long ago, I spent my weekend learning about points, miles and other travel related things from some of the best people in the business. But it was a single comment during one of the presentations that stuck with me the most. It was the kind of statement that the second you hear it, you know it’s going to make a huge difference. It’s a thing that’s so simple, you can’t believe you never thought of it. I’m so excited about how it will change my travels that I’m also happy that I get to share it with y’all. Continue reading “A Simple Idea May Change How I Travel”
Happy Sunday, friends! We hope you’re enjoying your weekend. Here are some articles we’ve read this week from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.
You may have never heard of them, but a company named Assa Abloy is a global provider of electronic key and hotel locking systems, to the tune of 400,000 buildings in roughly 166 countries. And in early 2017, two employees of F-Secure, an international cybersecurity firm, unfortunately discovered that due to a design flaw in the company’s older software, called Vision, the electronic locks of all those millions of hotel rooms worldwide were vulnerable to hackers.
Of course, people have been hacking electronic keys for years, sometimes successfully, sometimes not so much. But this case was different.