The 3 rules of a secure cell phone

Big brother is coming after your phone.

The government is increasingly interested in your calls, your movements, and your purchases.  Don’t believe me?  They don’t even need a warrant to seize your records anymore:

Think about this:  you probably have your credit locked (or you should!); you have locks on your car and your house; you lock and encrypt your bank accounts and investments.  But what is the one thing that has access to all of these things AND knows where you are and what you are saying at all times?

That’s right your cell phone is rapidly becoming the little spy in your pocket.  Here’s how you can secure it today:

  1. Password protect.  This will prevent most casual thieves from stealing your info, but 95% people don’t do this.  Plus if a cop asks for your phone you are not obligated to give the password.  For smartphones, apps like Lookout can be programmed to backup your data and help you find a lost phone.
  2. Encrypt your data.  GadgetTrak offers a service that will encrypt your data and back it up in the cloud.  There are ways around encryption, but this will stop 99% of hackers and police.
  3. Wipe it remotely.  What if the police or criminals steal your phone and go to work hacking into it and getting your passwords, financial information, and recent whereabouts?  Just use GadgetTrak, SeekDroid, or Webroot to remotely wipe your phone’s data.  This can be done from your home computer.

These days you have to remember: the more access you have to your information, the more access everyone else has to your data.  And companies like Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are making sure all those devices are connected together seamlessly.  Hackers could access one service, and then use its features to hack into your other services and steal your information or completely wipe out your data.

Keep your various devices and services separated as much as possible to limit the damage one lost item can do to you and your family.



Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Disclaimer loves free speech. But please be respectful and constructive. Our number one priority is to provide an environment where people can enjoy this website. We reserve the right to remove comments that violate our terms and conditions.

For any order status questions/comments please email us at [email protected] or visit our "Contact Us" page.
Contact Us| Terms & Conditions| Privacy Policy
Information contained on such as text, graphics, images and other materials are for educational use only. Although not guaranteed, every attempt has been made for accuracy. The information contained on is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice or service. If you have any concerns or concerns about potential risks with implementing the information on, you should contact a registered professional for assistance and advice as is necessary to safely and properly complete any implementation. We may be a compensated affiliate for some of the services and products we introduce you to. We only introduce you to services and products that we have researched and believe have value.