Safety Tips for Mobile Devices: Protect Your Personal Information

stop think connectPhones can contain tremendous amounts of personal information. Lost or stolen devices can be used to gather information about you and, potentially, others. Protect your phone like you would your computer.

  • Secure your phone: Use a strong passcode to lock your phone
  • Think before you app: Review the privacy policy and understanding what data (location, access to your social networks) on your device an app can accesss before you download it.
  • Only give your mobile number out to people you know and trust and never give anyone else’s number out without their permission.
  • Learn how to disable the geotagging feature on your phone. Geotagging is the storage of location based data, in the form of Latitude and Longitude inside of images;essentially tagging your photograph with your geographic location. Most people don’t realize that the action of automatic geotagging takes place on their smart phones, either because it is enabled by default, not exposed as an option, or was asked and then forgotten. To find out how to disable this feature go to http://icanstalku.com/how.php#disable

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