What To Do If Your Mobile Phone Is Lost Or Stolen
Posted by finid
on August 23, 2011
Category : Quick Tips
Tags : mobile security
Within the past four months, a couple of very close friends lost their smartphones. The phones were not stolen, just misplaced – in a public space my friends could not recall where.
Worst part is, neither phone was backed up, which meant that my friends had to start their mobile life from scratch. Considering the type of private information that your smartphone can reveal to someone who should not be privy to them, do you know what to do if yours is lost or stolen?
The folks at Lookout, a mobile security outfit based in California, USA, have a few suggestions for you. Step number one is to:
Change all of your passwords, email, social networking, banking. If you can’t remotely lock your smartphone, your next best bet is to change your passwords. Think about all of the apps you use on your smartphone that have a lot of personal information about you: Gmail, Facebook, Skype, banking apps. Changing the passwords to these apps will stop the thief from accessing your personal info.
Read the rest here.