Losing phone is a great loss, that’s true but it can be much more catastrophic than just a loss. It can be incurably damaging, devastating, detrimental, and even life threatening. You don’t believe? You find it a hoax or something? Just one thing, you got to be careful and keep your cell phone safe in every possible way because a mobile theft or loss can harm you beyond imagination.
If you disbelieve what I’m trying to say, all you got to do is read the following news report, a story that is bound to get you goose bumps. About a month back, Amanda, a young and beautiful woman from Long Beach was happily celebrating her 22nd birthday. She was at a bar in San Francisco and was celebrating her birthday in extremely wonderful mood unaware that her happiness will soon be lost.
The bar was the place where her phone got lost. Losing her iPhone was indeed the biggest nightmare of her life; not because iPhone don’t come cheap but because it contained some of her explicit pictures that she had clicked both of herself and her boyfriend. Soon after losing her phone she started getting emails from some stranger who threatened her that he’d be distributing her explicit photographs to all her friends and connections on Facebook and Twitter, if she wouldn’t pay him $5,000.
Amanda was smart enough to cancel the wireless service on her phone on the very day when she had lost the phone but sadly her FB and Twitter accounts had her logging in credentials saved on the phone which she couldn’t change. Moreover, she hadn’t protected her phone with passcode lock.
She did manage to hire a private investigator handling Internet criminal offences who helped her know that the emails were coming from Peru and perhaps the phone was with some professional criminals engaged in selling stolen iPhones across the globe.
How she wished she had deleted all her photographs or have at least not saved the logging in credentials on the social sites that she accessed through her phone. Even if she had passcode locked her phone, there would have been some security at the least.
Had her phone some iPhone security software or similar technology installed, she could have remotely locked her phone or simply deleted away every sensitive data from the phone remotely and stayed safe and sound. Unfortunately, this wasn’t so with her phone.
Notably, she had deactivated her phone line but as the data could be accessed through any Wi-Fi network, the extortionist got hold of all her sensitive data and started blackmailing her.
The bottom line is simple
– YOUR MOBILE IS NOT SAFE –
– YOU NEED TO BE CAUTIOUS –
And one most reliable way of doing this is to install iPhone anti theft on your phone. Hope you’ll not be as careless as Amanda and suffer unnecessarily the way she did. Wish you Best of Safety! Keep your loving phone well protected!!