Mobile Theft: Why You Should Secure Your Phone [Infographic]

With all the new technology being released left and right, it’s important to remember that just because we are now able to store everything we ever created on a computer on our smartphone, we are still subject to a high degree of data loss.  Just because you have that phone with you in your back pocket, in your jacket or in your hand, you’re not safe from thieves getting to your phone and ultimately your secret and personal data.  These days, we have pretty much our entire lives on our smartphones, and we’re constantly adding more.  What would happen if someone got a hold of your data?  What would happen to you if you lost everything that you had accumulated through the years that you’ve been using on a mobile device?

It’s one of those moments when you realize that pretty much everything you hold dear is gone, possibly forever.  You can compare it to losing your wallet or purse.  It’s a dreadful feeling that you don’t get over until everything is back to normal.  Our phones are becoming a hub for everything we use.  Soon we’ll have our credit card information on there as well, which will enable us to just swipe our phone over a scanner and our purchase will be paid for.  If you were to lose your phone, I bet you would start sweating real fast.

The creative people over at Socialcast have put together a really informative and thought provoking infographic about what would happen if you were to lose your smartphone.  There are more levels than one that would be affected, and you should take the necessary precautions.  It would surely make your life a living hell until you’re back to normal.  Identity theft is not to be toyed with.  It’s a serious blow to your personal life and can take months to clear up.

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Street Smartphone Mobile Theft Infographic