Protect The Data On Your Phone
You can protect the data on your phone, follow the simple steps below
- Register your IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number. This is the number used by the Police when trying to recover a stolen phone, without this number, they are virtually useless. Network providers also use the number to block a stolen phone, so that nobody else can use it. Your IMEI is usually found under the battery of you can get it on-screen by dialling *#06# .Register you phone at immobilise, a site set up by the police.
- Have a Password. This is your first line of defence against someone stealing your phone. This method of protection is in use from the second that your phone is stolen, not 3 hours later when you finally get through to you service provider
- Remotely Wipe All Data. If you have lost your phone, you can clear the data before the thieves get to it. Android users can use Google Sync along with Google Apps Device Policy to clear data remotely. iPhone users can use Find My iPhone for this, and Blackberry and Windows Phone users can try out Lookout.
- Get Antivirus Protection. Especially Android users, where virus attacks are much easier to perform than on another device, iOS or Blackberry for example.
- Download a Phone Finder App. Most smartphones now have GPS that will make tracking easy and fast, so that you can see exactly where your phone is at any given moment. For Windows Phone users there is a free app called My Phone for Windows Mobile, which is made by Microsoft. For iPhone there is the amazing Find My iPhone, and for Android, I would recommend a free app which is called Theft Aware.
- RIM have released an app to the Blackberry App World, Blackberry Protect, that is very similar to Find My iPhone which allows to remotely track and wipe a lost or stolen Blackberry from your PC or Mac.