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Nowadays, few objects contain more personal and professional information than our smartphones. It’s simple to protect these devices from threats and criminals with a few proactive steps. Here are a few best practices:

  • Enable password protection and use the strongest password possible.
  • Activate the lockout screen and set a short idle timeout (one minute or so).
  • Don’t store sensitive data on your smartphone.
  • Turn off Bluetooth and GPS when not in use.
  • Use extra caution when joining unfamiliar Wi-Fi networks.