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April 28, 2012


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David Bosiljevac

Thanks for sharing the story Jim. As a self-professed cynic of all that is humanity, it's good to see that you were able to deal with some great people in this little adventure. Makes me almost want to change my tune about the rest of humanity. Almost.


For the love of all that's holy, please, please don't get "all your important documents - passport, licence, health card, credit cards, etc. - and scan them into your computer."

Computers can be hacked, trust me on this one, I'm in IT security. So please don't put all the documents that would make it possible for somebody to easily steal your identity and take out a second mortgage on your home all in one electronically accessible place.

By all means keep a record of your important documents, make photocopies if that makes sense, but don't store them on anything connected to the Internet. How about a nice safe fireproof lockable storage box?

Oh, and if you regularly travel with a laptop computer into the USA (or a number of other countries), you shouldn't store any personal data on your laptop. US customs regularly searches and often detains laptops for in depth content searches. I'm sure most Customs Officials are honest and trust worth, but it only takes one bad one to completely ruin your day.


There is hope afterall.. hard to believe there are some people like Tyler still out there.. good story :)

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