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Business travelers, beware: Hackers looking over your shoulder can cause data breaches

A new 3M survey underlines the threat of visual hacking, which is when a threat actor obtains sensitive personal or company data by simply looking over someone’s shoulder. Visual hacking is a major risk to business travelers, 80% of which consider it to be a threat. But despite the high level of awareness, few travelers do anything to protect themselves against visual hacking.

More than three in four businesses travelers put themselves at risk by displaying company data on their screen while traveling in airports or on the train, and over two in three do the same when they are on the bus or the subway. Moreover, two in three of respondents have seen people look at their screen while they were traveling. Unfortunately, more than 30% of business travelers has not been trained by their firm about mitigating the risk of visual hacking.

For tips on how you can stay safe while on the road, check out the OODA Traveling Executive’s Guide to Cybersecurity.

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