You’d think airports would be one of the safest places on Earth. In some regards, they are—but apparently not when it comes to the safety of your laptop or tablet.A recent article from Security Baron
, a consumer-focused website covering home security, property security, and cybersecurity that reported some staggering statistics: More than 12,000 laptops are lost or stolen in US airports every week
. Fast forward to 2018, where more than 80-percent of travelers (business, pleasure, or otherwise) are moving through airports with laptops, tablets, and smartphones (usually with all three at the same time), and it’s most likely that those 2008 figures are even higher today.Where Theft Happens
The theft of most devices tends to occur . . .
- At Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security checkpoints, when you need to remove your laptop from your carry-on bag.
- When laptops and other devices are inadvertently left unattended at gates or in airport