The popularity of Android and iOS has put a target on their virtual backs. These operating systems are a new frontier for those who use malware to achieve nefarious goals. Many users don’t take security seriously and will happily download apps they’ve never dream of downloading to their PC. App stores have hindered as much as they’ve helped. You have to watch out for yourself – so here are warning signs to look for when grabbing a new app.
You can play with it all you want, just don’t touch it. Your phone that is.
Bad things happen. Devices got stolen. Maybe you leave your phone on the table in the pub after you’ve had a few. Maybe a sneaky trickster like the one on the right there manages to delicately extract it from your purse. Maybe a stray horse eats it. These things happen. But it’s up to you to prepare for them. You can’t trace your stolen phone after the fact, not easily.
If your iPhone is no longer in your possession, you might never see it again and the last thing you want to worry about is data security. Here’s what you need to do.