Cell Phone Security

January 18, 2013

Miscellaneous

I love having an iPhone and iPad.  It gives me wonderful portability for my e-mails, blog, Kindle books, and surfing the Internet.  But as with anything portable, it can get lost or stolen.

OM SearchingJulius Genachowski, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), posted an article on LinkedIn about securing your cell phone.  He gave a link to an FCC website that generates a security checker for the various types of phones on the market (Android, iPhone, Blackberry & Other).  It’s a highly useful checklist to ensure that you’ve taken the necessary steps to protect yourself in the event the worst should happen.

Why, you ask, am I sharing this on a resource for bloggers, diarists & writers?  Because so many of us use these devices and for a writer / blogger, it quickly becomes an essential part of our arsenal that enables us to track our blogs, read what others are doing, and stay in touch.  For us, it is another tool like our computers and like any tool, it needs to be properly maintained.

You did not need to be a member of LinkedIn to access this article:

http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20121220175518-45735406-add-mobile-device-security-to-your-holiday-checklist

The FCC website is at:

http://www.fcc.gov/smartphone-security

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7 Comments on “Cell Phone Security”

  1. pattisj Says:

    Off to read, thanks for the link, Nancy.

  2. Derek Mansker Says:

    It is very important to pay attention to this. So much is portable, which is awesome, but that also means so much can be very quickly stolen. They do make Apps for that, however.

    • dogear6 Says:

      I have that app on my phone to either ping it or wipe it clean. I’m surprised at how few people do or even take the precaution of a password.

  3. Desktop Dreams Says:

    Thanks so much for the link, I have my life on my phone….

    • dogear6 Says:

      I do too, which is why I’ve password protected it and got a finder on it. If I can’t find it, I can wipe it clean remotely. But there’s too much valuable info on there for me to not take precautions.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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