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Tips to Prevent Cell Phone Theft

posted Feb 11, 2012, 2:53 AM by Vikas Hazrati

Preventing Cell Phone Theft

There are a few things cell phone owners can do to reduce the possibility of losing the cell phone, having it stolen, or reducing the damage that can occur in either instance:

  1. Use a clip or leash to keep your cell phone attached to your body.

  2. Don't leave an unattended phone laying in clear view or in a purse that isn't in a locked compartment.

  3. Consider carefully what information you store on your cell phone. If it would create too big of a disaster if it fell into someone else's hands, don't store it. You may not prevent someone from taking your phone, but you can prevent them from accessing important information.

  4. Encrypt the data on your cell phone to prevent others from using it.

  5. You can slow down a thief at least by using passwords to restrict easy access to the keypad. Read this Microsoft page on the importance of selecting a strong password.

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