Mobile Security: How to Protect Your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch

By Eric Geier
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Can't remember where you left your car keys? How often do you play hide-and-seek with your wallet? It's inconvenient enough when you think you've lost those life essentials, but as disrupting as that sounds, it pales compared to the potential damage losing your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch can cause.

Think of how much critical information -- both personal and business data -- you store on your mobile device. Now think about whether or not you've done anything to protect it from loss or theft. Fortunately, our sister site, eSecurityPlanet.com has, and we've got mobile security tips that can help you protect yourself and your data should the need arise. As for your car keys, you’re on your own.


Security shouldn’t stop at your computer! Your mobile phones and devices are actually more vulnerable to become lost or stolen, and they can contain just as much personal and sensitive data. Before you sell, trash, or send them off for repair, you should wipe them clean of your personal information. In addition, you should enable security features to protect your device if it gets into someone else’s hands.

Read the complete article: How to Back Up, Wipe, and Protect Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

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This article was originally published on February 01, 2011
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