Why you should avoid the computer in a hotel lounge

Discussion in 'Travel Technology' started by Travel2Food, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Travel2Food
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    Travel2Food Silver Member

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    Taken this morning in the Ren LAX executive lounge.... IMAG0153.jpg
  2. CrankyScott
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    Excellent warning - I have seen similar issues in multiple business center / lounges.

    Another issue is the thumb drive - you carry it with you, plug in to print a file or transfer a document and without you knowing, your thumb drive has been loaded with nasties. Now plug it into your computer and boom! You are infected.

    To avoid this, I use a Kanguru Flashblu thumb drive. It is the only thumb drive I have found with the unique ability to lock the drive as read only with a switch on the side. Just like old floppy drives! This makes your thumb drive 100% secure against unknown things being loaded.

    You can find these drives easily on Amazon.
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