Secure your cell phone
June 30, 2005
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There's been a lot of press lately about the lack of cell phone security. What are the ways people access and/or sabotage a cell phone that's not theirs, and what can be done?
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in the event your mobile falls into nefarious hands. Of course, you should start by assuming you will lose your phone at some point. With that in mind, don't store anything that you wouldn't want anyone else to see, including credit card numbers, bank account information, and other sensitive data. Also, be sure to use passwords to protect your phone book or the phone itself (this varies by handset). But remember that if you store anything on your carrier's servers (as with the T-Mobile Sidekick II
), those files will be much more vulnerable to snoopers. Finally, if you have Bluetooth, turn off the Discoverable feature when not in use.
covers the latest trends and devices in cell phones, smart phones, and accessories. He's been covering technology for four years and loves to talk on the phone.