7 replies, 2 voices Last updated by TeamKomando:John 1 weeks, 4 days ago
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    • #57439

      Henry Louderbough
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      @Henry

      I will be in Northern Europe for seven weeks this summer and will not have access to a secure internet connection. How can I safely check my credit card, bank, and investment accounts? How should I manage my cell phone service while I’m in Europe?

    • #57453

      TeamKomando:John
      Participant
      @264458

      Hello Henry,

      You will want to reach out to your cell provider and see what they offer for a temporary international plan. And you should use a VPN app such as Express VPN when connecting to wireless networks while traveling.

      • #57455

        Henry Louderbough
        Participant
        @Henry

        Thank you John.

        Should I use the VPN with an unsecured wifi network (such as a hotel wifi) or use the hotspot on my phone?

        Henry

    • #57468

      TeamKomando:John
      Participant
      @264458

      Hello Henry,

      Depending on your plan, you may not want to use your phone as a hotspot. Using the VPN on unsecured networks will most likely be a lot faster.

    • #57470

      Henry Louderbough
      Participant
      @Henry

      Thanks again John,

      Do I understand correctly that I can use an unsecured network safely to access my financial sites if I use my VPN?

    • #57471

      TeamKomando:John
      Participant
      @264458

      No problem, yes that is correct. The VPN will encrypt your data when you are on an unsecured network such as Hotel Wi-Fi.

    • #57476

      Henry Louderbough
      Participant
      @Henry

      Once I have ExpressVPN installed, do I need to turn it on when using the internet, or will it work automatically?

    • #57477

      TeamKomando:John
      Participant
      @264458

      Hello Henry,

      You do need to turn it on when you want to use it. This goes for both your Phone and your computer.

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