Police officers held up a sign saying “Welcome to Hell” at the Rio airport last week, according to local and international news reports, and the region’s acting governor warned of a total collapse in public security. More funding is on its way, but it might not be enough to make a difference in time for the Olympic games. Meanwhile, physical safety isn’t the only thing that travelers need to worry about — security experts warn that travelers need to be extremely careful when they access computer networks, as well.
“The Rio situation is a mess,” said Shaun Murphy, CEO at communication security firm PrivateGiant. “I would suspect that from a cyber security front, it’s going to be just as messy.”