According to UK government crime statistics about 700,000 mobile phones were stolen in the past year. Many mobile phone owners have no mobile phone security in place.
Securing Your Phone
If you are using your mobile device to access University systems (i.e. email) then you must ensure that you have adequate security on the device to prevent unauthorised access.
As a minimum, you should enable a pass code or lock code that only you have knowledge of. A 4 digit pin code is acceptable security although you should avoid numbers that could easily be discerned such as repeating numbers, birth date or telephone ext.
This basic level of security should be set to be activated to engage automatically after a short period e.g. 15 minutes.
Following these top 10 phone security tips should reduce the risk of you falling victim to mobile phone crime:
- Hide your mobile phone from view
- Mark your mobile phone with UV
- Use the keypad lock
- Register your mobile phone at www.immobilise.com
- Keep a note of your mobile phone’s unique 15-digit IMEI number
- Mobile phone insurance
- Mobile phone viruses and worms - don’t click on links in SMS or emails on your mobile
- Restrict your Bluetooth usage
- Block premium calls and texts from your mobile
- Keep your mobile phone updated