Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Downside to iPhones

How many people that have iPhones think about what would happen if they lose or have their phone stolen?  Do they have safegaurds in place to protect against the data that is stored on their phone?  I think this is one of the most overlooked aspects of smart phones is that we do not take precautions against in favor of quick and easy access.  If you are keeping personal information stored on your iphone, like being signed into web applications for easy posting, what could a person do if they had access to your iphone?  Is your work email set up on your iPhone without a password to access it?  Do you have apps installed that would help track your lost or stolen iPhone?  Most people I have a feeling would say no and have never thought about this ever happening, but the bigger question should be not if but when it will happen to you or someone you know.  Below are some links to some articles that everyone that has an iPhone should read in case you are unfortunate enough to lose or have your iPhone stolen espeically if you use it to access senstive information.

Here are some article to read incase it does not turn up - I would call the phone company as soon as possible.  How well they work, I do not know but know but if you have lost your iPhone or want to take precautions, this could help.








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