Mobile passwords: an easy must-do.
As mobile phones are being used for more transactions and web activity, they are storing more personal information, web history, passwords, email, calendars, and contact information than ever before. A lost or stolen mobile phone no longer means just the loss of information or an increased phone bill from a thief's calls on your phone. These days it can result in total identity theft, financial disaster or infecting the devices of everyone in your contact list.
Thankfully, there are simple measures you can take when it comes to protecting your passwords:
- All mobile phones can be locked by a password. It's a basic way of protecting your personal information if your phone is ever lost or stolen.
- Never stick with the default factory security settings – always manually set your own password or PIN, preferably one that's exclusive and tough to guess.
- Enable your password auto-lock so it always locks after a short period of time of not using your mobile phone.
Learn more about password security.
- Date modified: