Glitter offers computer security


Traveling overseas poses many stresses to the average traveler and, without the resources of major businesses or government bodies, keeping valuable possessions safe ranks among one of the most time consuming activities in the process. 

“Government agencies have so much money, they can build their own custom procedures,” said Ryan Lackey, founder of the CryptoSeal VPN service, to WIRED. “But if you’re a private person who travels to a country to do work, you have to take your stuff.”


Security researchers Eric Michaud and Ryan Lackey advise travelers to find alternative methods to detect tampering. In fact, their top recommendation uses glitter and stickers to show any changes in appearance with a device.

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