(403) 210-2927    Get SUPPORT

OnSite I.T. Blog

You May be Losing More than You Think with a Misplaced Phone

You May be Losing More than You Think with a Misplaced Phone

Does your skin crawl with the thought of what would happen if you lose track of your smartphone? These days, a lot of users keep a plethora of personal information on their mobile devices, which makes a loss all the more dangerous for them. How can you make sure that your mobile device doesn’t accidentally become a treasure trove of information for any hackers or thieves who might try to steal it?

It all starts by being cognizant of which information you could be putting at risk. Here is a list of information that you’ll have to be wary of storing on your mobile devices whenever possible. You might be surprised by how much you could accidentally store without realizing it!

  • Payment information: Your applications might contain information about payment methods, such as credit card numbers or bank account numbers. If this information is stolen, hackers can swipe all of your hard-earned assets.
  • Passwords and Usernames: Your device’s web browser likely has some usernames and passwords stored on it, even if you’ve done so accidentally. Any usernames and passwords stored on your device can be used to gain access to apps and accounts that could hold an incredible amount of data, all ripe for the picking.
  • Application Data: Since you’re using your mobile device to access various applications, any information that you’re storing in these applications will be at risk in the event of a lost device. Even applications that are locked behind login screens with usernames and passwords can be cracked if the application stores your password and username information.
  • Cloud Storage Access: If you have access to a cloud storage system on your device, any data stored on it can be accessed by anyone in possession of your device. This means that any company data that’s shared with your device’s account will be exposed to anyone using your device--even if it’s not you.
  • Social Media Accounts: Your social media applications generally store your username and password so that logging in is as easy as possible. While this is great from a user standpoint, it’s also perfect for hackers or thieves who have stolen your device. They can use your device to access your social media accounts and impersonate you for a variety of misdeeds--and that’s not even mentioning any information found on your account.
  • Email: We keep a lot of sensitive information in our email inboxes, it’s a fact of life. If this gets into the wrong hands, you’ll have a lot of trouble on your hands.
  • Contacts: This is the big one. The email addresses and contact information for all of your contacts, both business and personal, has a lot of value to the bad guys.

With all of this in mind, it’s critical that your company take measures to secure mobile devices--particularly those that contain or have access to your business’ assets. To learn more about how you can protect your mobile device and your data, reach out to us at (403) 210-2927.

Tech Term: Spam
Are Your Employees Equipped for Effective Remote W...


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Sunday, December 16 2018

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Best Practices Technology Business Computing Network Security Tech Term User Tips Privacy Internet Smartphones Cybersecurity Productivity Efficiency Microsoft Communication Cloud Malware Browser Google Android IT Support Hardware Wi-Fi Mobile Device Email Passwords Data Backup Users Windows 10 Backup Network Business Management Saving Money Managed IT services Ransomware Hosted Solutions Data Data recovery Small Business Communications Software IT Services Applications Business Intelligence Innovation Employer-Employee Relationship Collaboration Social Media Business Wireless Information Mobile Devices VoIP Outsourced IT Cloud Computing Blockchain Managed IT Services Workplace Tips Internet of Things Marketing Networking Phishing Artificial Intelligence Holiday Miscellaneous Data Breach Patch Management Excel Virtual Assistant Virtualization Gmail Bandwidth Remote Monitoring and Management Router Remote Computing VPN Cost Management BDR Computer Government Managed IT Service Cortana Save Money Managed Service Data Management Apps Computers Analytics Compliance Wireless Charging Automation Hackers Microsoft Office Data Protection Tech Terms Smartphone Connectivity Eliminating Downtime User Tip Paper Lead Generation Managing Stress Office 365 Content Filtering Paperless Office Dongle Proactive IT File Sharing Online Shopping Network Attached Storage Access Control Value Upgrade Mobile Security Streaming Media Dark Web Processors Antivirus BYOD Physical Security Backup and Disaster Recovery Ink Reporting Sales Machine Learning G Suite Troubleshooting Digital Maintenance Spam eCommerce Password Unified Communications Authentication Staff Chrome Operating System Downloads Error Hard Drives Comparison Vulnerability How To Wireless Internet Laptop SSD PowerPoint Medical IT Tablet Bring Your Own Device Server Update Edge Internet Explorer Analysis User Security Settings RAM Authorization Specifications Spyware Database Amazon IT Management Trends Apple Help Desk Telecommuting Facebook Sports SaaS Knowledge WannaCry Telecommute Environment Hybrid Cloud Outlook Threat Battery Server Management Microsoft Teams Conferencing HP Websites Cybercrime Law Enforcement Telephony A.I. Touchscreen Safety Cables iPhone Business Continuity Workers Twitter GDPR HIPAA Data loss e-waste Profitability Tip of the week Technology Tips Printing Gadgets Business Technology Company Culture Office Document Management Tactics Plug-In Voice over IP Movies Microsoft Office 365 disposal Voice over Internet Protocol Big Data Certification Millennials IT budget Inventory Storage Hard Drive Virus Regulation Fun Website Printers Alert Customer Service Mobility Mobile Office Remote Monitoring Domains Windows 10 Mobile Device Management Public Speaking Search Two-factor Authentication Presentation Lithium-ion battery Augmented Reality Tech Support Quick Tips Wireless Technology 5G IBM The Internet of Things Productivity Hacker Managed Service Provider Budget Hiring/Firing Disaster Recovery Customer Relationship Management Competition IP Address