How to keep your smartphone (and its data) secure

These tips and tools can help you keep your smartphone close, and protect your data if it strays

  • Using paired tags and smartphone apps, such as this one from iFi Systems, can warn you if your mobile device strays.

  • Android-based phones have a range of screen lock choices.

  • Tracking apps such as Cerberus help you find a missing device, lock it down, wipe it, or employ a number of other security strategies.

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