A Defensive Computing Checklist    by Michael Horowitz
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From A 5-Step Checklist for Handling Air Travel Woes on the Go by J. D. Biersdorfer (Aug. 2022). Third-party flight-tracker apps work across multiple airlines and can provide information not found in an airline app, such as data on other flights, airport delays and weather.



If you are staying in a Hotel that has an app, you may be able to check in via the app. If so, the sooner you do, the sooner your room will be ready. If you fail to check in, then show up late, the hotel may give away your reservation.

How to prevent customs agents from copying your phone's content by Tatum Hunter for the Washington Post. September 2022. American citizens can refuse to unlock their devices for CBP agents and still enter the country. However, CBP may keep your devices for months. Noncitizens can be denied entry if they do not unlock their devices. Power down devices before going through customs. Use a separate phone or laptop for traveling, one that does not have sensitive data on it. The article does not mention TrueCrypt or VeraCrypt. It is, after all, written by a reporter, not a techie.

See also the Airbnb topic.

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