Ways to Prevent Your Accounts from being Hacked
On the Sunday, March 24th edition of The Travel Guys…
* In the Travel News, the big story of the weekend is the rescue of nearly 500 people off the Viking Sky cruise ship off the coast of Norway Saturday and Sunday. 20 passengers were injured in the daring rescue after the ship lost power in extremely rough seas. The ship has now regained its engines and is heading to Nolde Harbor to disembark.
* Some Las Vegas resorts are selectively reducing or eliminating resort fees to attract more business, and a nationwide fast food chain which specializes in chicken sandwiches has been banned from the San Antonio airport.
* In the Smarter Traveler segment, Mark talks about his own experience in having his email hacked this week, and how it impacted a number of his credit cards and frequent flyer accounts. He offers some preventative wisdom, including never use your email address as your user name for any account, and consider 2-step verification for your email and any major “points” accounts.
* Listeners were asked to call in and give us the Five Things You Should Take With You On a Flight. Prizes were awarded. (A list of the correct answers, or at least the ones this article considered important, will be posted below after the show’s conclusion.)
* Mark answered questions from the Mailbag. You can submit questions about travel to Mark and Tom by using the form on this page. Mark will answer as many as possible personally.
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