How many mobile devices do you own? Whether it’s an iPhone, MacBook Air, laptop, kindle or iPad – these hand-held gadgets are convenient and offer easy access to the internet, personal and professional calendars and online banking amongst other things.
Now imagine your daily life without that iPhone or iPad. What if it dropped out of your pocket on the bus? Or what if you absentmindedly left it on the table at the library? What sort of information does that hand-held device contain?
The importance of password protection has never been greater, especially considering the amount of personal and professional information now stored in the palm of your hand. A recent article in the Brisbane Times outlined some of the risks associated with these easily accessible devices and the clear need for password protection.
In the article, Adam Turner points out that, “Typing in a password every time you want to use your gadgets is a hassle, but leaving them unlocked is clearly a risk.”
Protecting your financial and personal information can be easy by taking a few simple precautions. Make sure your phones and other mobile devices are protected by passwords. It may take you a few extra seconds to access your Facebook profile or gmail account but it may also prevent an unintended user from accessing your accounts as well.