Posted by: snukoantitheft | December 1, 2010

Protect your BlackBerry SmartPhones with these Handy Tips

Due to the development in digital life, security threat to personal data is on the rise. Therefore, it has become mandatory to protect your SmartPhones, laptops and other mobile devices from unauthorized access.

With BlackBerry SmartPhones becoming a common accessory, the threat to information security is also on the rise. Because these SmartPhones are so handy, almost all of us store sensitive information in them. Of course, the mobile device comes with a complete set of in-built security features. But, most of us don’t know how they work and how to use them correctly. The personal information stored on your BlackBerry is at a major risk of unauthorized access, if you lose it or replace it with a newer model.

Nowadays, BlackBerry SmartPhones get stolen like hotcakes at public places. Therefore, it is always better to prepare and protect your sensitive data, in case of a theft. An easy and effective anti theft measure is to set a password for your device. Passwords make sure that only authenticated users can access the phone. Make sure that your password is strong. A strong password should be around 12 to 14 characters and extremely difficult to guess. By default, the system grants only 10 chances for keying in the right password. Therefore, keep the password hard to figure out.

Another way of protecting your information is to encrypt all the personal data on your phone. You can use content protection for this purpose. The minute you turn content protection on, your SmartPhone will use a private key to encrypt the data. This will protect all your private information from getting accessed. Also, if you, unfortunately, do lose your phone, you should inform your network operator or carrier to disable your network settings right away. In case of a corporate SmartPhone, the IT staff will be able to enable the necessary security features.

If you want to replace your BlackBerry with the latest model available in the market, you will have to make sure to clear out the data first. The easiest way to do this is to type in an incorrect password ten times. This will automatically wipe out all your previous information. The next thing to do will be to contact the Internet Service Provider to disable your account. Otherwise, you will keep getting mails and alerts on your device even after you wipe out the data. Again, if you have a corporate phone, ask the IT staff to disable all your IT policies.

Like BlackBerry SmartPhones, laptop and notebook thefts are also on the rise. Therefore, it has become extremely important to take the required anti theft measures to protect devices from unauthorized access. Software installations are a good option if you want to retrieve your lost mobile device. Snuko is one such software that helps recover all the important and sensitive information on your system. As soon as your mobile device is reported lost, the software will encrypt all the important files and create a back up for them so that an unauthorized user cannot access them.