Keep that laptop in a bag when you're not actively using it to make it less of a target. If you're staying in a hotel, whatever devices you aren't carrying with you should be locked in your room's safe, assuming your hotel offers one. If nothing else, tuck expensive devices into a bag or suitcase.
Stay smart, stay safe
Mobile devices are incredibly easy to steal. Don't add to the statistics: Use common sense and be careful. I've traveled all over North America and Europe and haven't lost any devices or had trouble with compromised public Wi-Fi networks. But I've never left my smartphone and laptop sitting on a coffee shop table when I go to the restroom, either.
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