Business users ‘should password protect’ smartphones

Smartphone users should add a password to their device photo

The increasing use of smartphones for business purposes means people are carrying a great deal of sensitive information around with them, which could prove disastrous if the device ended up in the wrong hands.

This is why it is crucial for smartphone users to set up a password on their mobile phone.

Tony Neate, managing director of Get Safe Online and member of e-Crime Wales Steering Group, said it is a matter of treating all devices equally.

He explained that mobile phones are very personal to the user, with people rarely more than a foot away from their smartphone, which can lead some people to think they are "invulnerable".

However, he said: "They are just as vulnerable as any other pieces piece of electronic or computerised equipment."

Therefore, adding a password is crucial, particularly for business users, as it adds an extra layer of protection should a device be misplaced when away from the office.

Related Mobile

O2 4G customer growth double that of 3G

O2 4G customer growth double that of 3G photo

UK operator O2 has announced that it now has over two million customers using its 4G service.

The figures come on the back of news that coverage for the firm's [...]

O2 presses on with 4G rollout

O2 presses on with 4G rollout photo

O2 has continued its 4G rollout by installing the service in a number of towns and cities across southern England.

The network has revealed that superfast mobile broadband is set [...]

More details of Passport handset leaked

More details of Passport handset leaked photo

New details of BlackBerry's upcoming Passport handset have been leaked, with excitement building ahead of its release later this year.

The new model is set to compete alongside [...]

Arrow comes to the aid of the homeless

Arrow staff assemble 1,000 Vinnie Packs for the homeless in just 3 hours

More info >