Monday, June 17, 2013

Worried About Security? Start with your Phone!

After a nice relaxing break (hey everybody needs some time away now and again) I'm back and engaged.
I saw this interesting piece on that I think bears reading.
It seems thats lots of us, especially here in the U.S. are losing our phones with amazing frequency and not even bothering to password protect them.
I can tell you, that's a really bad idea.  Once on my way to do a lecture in Buffalo, NY I took  the password off my iPad because I was reading a book on the plane and it was a bit of a hassle to have to re-enter the password every time I had dozed off, used the restroom, etc.  Of course I managed to somehow leave the thing on the airplane and was literally up all night changing passwords and altering my digital life and sign ins.
Somehow I got the device back the next day (thank you United Airlines!) but it was 8 hours of sleep I never got back.  My lecture went really well, all things considered, but believe me when I say, you need the security.

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