Device Security – Are You Paying Attention?

Posted August 31, 2012 by Marcy Twete in Life After Five

The world buzzes daily about Facebook security and burglars checking Foursquare to see when you’re not home. But what if I told you that the place you hold most of your personal information is usually the most insecure? Your phone. Sure, you don’t want to get your iPhone stolen, but even more than that, you have the terrible chance of being hacked. iPhones are the price place for hackers to find information about you, your finances, your ideas, etc. through texts, calls, and apps.

Mashable recently brought us “7 Tips to Improve iPhone Security” and gives terrific tips on keeping your phone more secure. Our favorite tip from Mashable will help you if you lose your iPhone, specifically:

The free Lookout app locates a lost or stolen iPhone, warns you if you connect to an unsecured hotspot and offers other useful security tools. You can also use Apple’s Push Notification service to lock your iPhone remotely, or erase the data on it.

Lock your phones, and protect your data. You won’t regret it!

About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."