ATLANTA, Ga. (PRWEB) September 03, 2012
Smartphones are increasingly linked directly to the owner’s private life. That includes access to bank accounts, social media and private information. Protect Your Bubble takes a look at some ways a smartphone owner and the phone more secure.
The security risk is very real. A computer security firm “lost” 50 smartphones around the US and Canada recently to see what would happen. What happened is frightening:
Even more disconcerting, only 50 percent of the people attempted to return the phone despite the “owner’s” name being listed in the contact information. Here are the top tips to soften the headache:
1. Have a complicated password to access the phone’s features. Do not use a birthday, address or other personal information. Passwords should be changed often. It may seem tough to remember, but it’s worth the effort.
2. Install security software. A smartphone should be treated just like a home computer. Security software sweeps the phone for viruses, spyware and malware. Check weekly for updates to the security software and download them when available.
3. Report a lost or stolen phone immediately to law enforcement. Then, get a copy of the report as soon as possible. In the meantime, place a 90-day fraud alert on credit reports with the three credit reporting agencies, Experian, TransUnion and Equifax. This is free. File a fraud affidavit with the Federal Trade Commission, which is also free.
4. Purchase Gadget Insurance. Sadly, there is no app to prevent a smartphone from being lost or stolen. But, ProtecYourBubble.com’s mobile gadget insurance covers lost, stolen, and broken smartphones and provides 24-hour replacement on the devices.
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