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How to Stay Safe and Secure on Your World Cup Travels

Heather Parry

By Heather Parry

13 June 2014

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last few months, you’ll be well aware that the World Cup is already well underway in Brazil, with soccer fans all over the world glued to their TVs, laptops, tablets and phones from now until July 13th.

However, a lot of lucky fans are actually a little closer to the action, in Manaus, Brasilia, Rio or one of the many venues throughout the country. Over 3 million fans will be attending games in the month that the World Cup will be on, and even more are travelling to Brazil just to soak up the atmosphere, the joy and the Latin American love of the beautiful game.

Even if you’re not making it to Brazil, you might be travelling somewhere to watch it on a big screen, or even in a stadium if they’re live streaming it. If you team makes it to the final, you’ll no doubt to be flocking to the best place to watch the match with hundreds of thousands of your fellow countrymen.

The bottom line is that no matter where you are for this World Cup, you’re likely to be connecting to WiFi away from home – and endangering your online security in the mean time.

We all want to keep up with the latest World Cup news for the next month. Here are 3 tips to make sure that you’re staying secure while you watch the match.

  1. Keep your device in a zipped bag. Lots of people means lots of wandering hands. Zip your bag, keep it at the front of you and don’t let someone steal your iPhone, Android tablet or even your laptop.

  2. Only access trusted sites to watch the games, especially if you’re in another country. Although the German guy that you met in the Irish pub in Sao Paolo might have recommended a great Dutch site to watch the semi finals, it might not be quite so legit as he thinks it is.

  3. Use a VPN when you connect to the internet. A VPN or Virtual Private Network will work as an encryption tunnel between you and the internet, meaning that you’ll effectively be anonymous online. Whether you’re watching the game on the net, checking the scores on your favourite sports site or simply reading articles about how easily Brazil are going to beat everyone else, a VPN keeps your information safe – and a no-log VPN service like SurfEasy keeps you the most secure.

You can get yourself protected today over at – and start enjoying the World Cup!

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