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4. Protect Your Phone > Deal with Lost or Stolen Phones

Deal with Lost or Stolen Phones

Protect your wallet and privacy by preventing unauthorized access, even when you do not physically possess your phone.

It is easy to lose a mobile phone. Most of us have had the experience of forgetting the phone on our desk or in our car. Our kid might take it to school, or our spouse might take it on a trip. Sometimes, the phone might even get stolen. A lost phone can expose you to big security risks, even if it is out of your physical control for only a couple of minutes:

The application installation files required by the Application Manager program
Figure 4-5. The application installation files required by the Application Manager program
  • Someone might be able to obtain the sensitive personal and business information stored on the device.

  • Someone might use the phone to make expensive calls or send messages to premier SMS service numbers and have the cost billed to you.


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