A recent Sophos survey revealed that 22% of people have lost their phones – 70% of which were not password protected, allowing easy access to emails, notes (often of passwords to other important websites), contact lists, personal photos, etc. As the line between personal and business devices blurs, security for all mobile devices needs to be taken seriously.
At the very least, all devices should be secured with a password.
Make your passcode difficult to guess. Codes such as 1234 or 2580 can be cracked in seconds. Go for something that’s more unique but easy for you to remember.
- Longer passwords are exponentially stronger. A six-digit code is good, just don't make it your birthday
- Make it unique so if it does get hacked, it's not the same as your ATM pin
- Treat your password as securely as you do your ATM pin
Devices like the iPhone, iPad and Blackberry can be remotely tracked, messaged, locked and even wiped: