This has been brought up in class a few times, and is a very interesting subject to discuss. With phones being developed to simply be convenient and fast, many people don’t even consider securing their device, because, to them, this is an inconvenience. If the optimal software isn’t already preset onto the device, then many devices will simply be left insecure. Some simple tips for mobile security:
-Use an OS that supports encryption. This is the most important thing, because if your data is left unencrypted, it is extremely vulnerable.
-Set a good lock pin/password. Passwords are often better, because they are not simply 4-digit numbers that can be easily figured out. It prevents your device from simply being picked up and violated.
-Enable auto wiping of data, and have that data backed up just in case. Auto wiping clears your phone after a limited number of incorrect guesses at the password, and ensures that even if they eventually get in, there is nothing for them to take advantage of.
These are simply a few tips for phone security. More detailed tips can be found at this link.