With more and more people using tablets and smartphones more people are becoming exposed to the security hazards that come with mobility. And most people are downright clueless about these things. If you are the type of person who wants to be mobile all the time then continue reading this article.
Mobile devices like laptops, tablets and smartphones are targets for hackers and identity thieves. The smartphones are even considered a major target. This is due to the fact the people can now show online with their phones. That means details like credit card and email address are all in the smartphones and can be stolen by hackers.
The pattern phone lock system is also very unsafe. You will end up leaving a very distinct finger stroke on the screen that anyone can see allowing them to unlock your phone. I cannot even believe that anyone who was smart enough to code this feature was not smart enough to realize it is a security hazard.
Too much in one device
Smartphones gave rise to a swiss-army-knife type of device. You can now call, text, chat, surf and buy with a smartphone. You even need it as a security authenticator. Now, what happens when you lose it? You lose a lot of things as well. You use your smartphone to schedule business meetings and end up in panic when you lose it. Tablets are also the same thing, especially when books are now in electronic form and can be read through such devices.