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Weekly Tip: Protect your smartphone with a password.

Most people have smartphones these days. And most people have personal information on those smartphones - phone contacts, emails, social media accounts, maybe even credit card numbers... It’s no question that you want to keep that information protected from the wrong people. The most obvious way to do this is by having a password- protected lock. That way, if your phone is stolen, which is a very real problem today, you won’t have to worry about the thief having immediate access to all your personal information.
Both iPhones and Androids offer the option to select a password in order to get into your phone. And although many people choose to keep their phones unlocked to make it easier, just having a password on your phone will make it a lot harder for identity thieves to hack in. Plus, it’s simple to do.
In addition, it is important to secure the information you already have in your phone. Make sure that your personal information is not easily accessible. Although you may want to quickly get into your bank account or Facebook profile, it’s better to log in every time, in the rare case you do fall victim to identity theft. And if it’s too hard for you to remember all the passwords, secure your passwords in a password- protected document. Although you may not want to, you’ll be so much happier if your information is secured against fraud!
on Tue, 2014-06-10 16:43