I read it almost once a week in the newspaper here – protect your smart phone. When you sit on the bus or stand on a train platform nonchalantly holding your smart phone inches from your eyes, you are an easy target. Thefts of mobile devices are soaring in major cities across the country with many of the robberies occurring in mass transit systems.
Smart Phones are a high target for accessing personal data, mobile hacking, scams and thefts. Here in NYC, it is estimated that 60-70% of all theft is either smart phones or tablets.
To protect your data – ALWAYS use a password!! Avoid using unsecured wireless connections, and enable the ‘remote swipe’ that allows you to remove content from your phone if it does end up lost or stolen.