(PRWEB UK) 10 October 2012
‘Tis the season, the season to be careful with personal information stored on a smart phone. As the holiday season comes closer and stores gear up for the big sales, it is only a matter of time before there is a spike in identity theft. Protect Your Bubble looks at five ways to keep phones more secure.
After a recent survey from a US based computer security firm, “losing” 50 phones around the US and Canada, produced some frightening results. Here are the results and top tips to combat them.
- 57 percent checked a file called “saved passwords”
- 60 percent checked the “owner’s” social media and email
- 72 percent looked at private photos
- 42 percent tried to use an “online banking” app
What is worse, only 50 percent of the people tried to return the phone to the “owner.” This is with contact information clearly listed in the contact information on the phone. While theft cannot be prevented, it can be softened with the following tips:
1. Use a complicated password to access the phone and features. Change it regularly. While it may be difficult to recall, it is best to do.
2. Use security software. A home computer has security software, why not a phone? Weekly updates keep malware and spyware at a minimum.
3. Contact law enforcement over a lost or stolen phone and get a copy of the report.
4. Purchase gadget insurance. Protect Your Bubble offers gadget insurance should your phone be damaged, lost or stolen.
Visit http://uk.protectyourbubble.com/ for more information and a free quote.
About Protect Your Bubble:
Protect your bubble is a specialist online gadget insurance provider, offering low-cost insurance cover for iPhones, Smartphones, iPads, laptops, tablet PC’s and more. Quotes can be obtained for your gadgets via the following URLs:
iPhone Insurance: uk.protectyourbubble.com/ip-iphone-insurance.html
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iPad Insurance: uk.protectyourbubble.com/ipad-insurance.html
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