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Security is Key

The moment you lose your phone is usually sheer panic. Take a deep breath: you’ve taken all the measures to protect it…right?

If you haven’t already, here are some tips on mobile security for the next time you leave it in a coffee shop or washroom stall (we’ve all done it once).

  • Put a passcode on it. Yes, it locks every minute or so but this will make it harder for others to get into your phone.
  • Locate it – duh! Some smartphones have the capability of being tracked by another device. If you’re able to add that capability, you may find your mobile on the beach where you left it!
  • Wipe it clean – not (just) literally. If you think someone has your smartphone, sometimes you can set up a remote wipe. Remember to have a backup of personal items so you can do so confidently.
  • Fight the urge. Public Wi-Fi is not secure, so be attentive to what you’re using it for. Don’t do your banking while you’re at the coffee shop!
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