Although mobile phones and laptops have been around for only 20 years, many of us cannot envision our day-to-day lives without them.
We use them for a wide variety of personal and business purposes, therefore it’s particularly frustrating when we lose them or they get stolen.
These devices are easy and interesting targets for thieves precisely because of their small sizes, mobility, and there is a large market where they can be sold.
Although the thieves are quite effective, there are still a few things you can do to prevent your mobile phone or laptop getting into the wrong hands.
Mobile devices are constantly on the road, and with them (confidential) information. Although such easy access may be useful, there are some risks:
Although nobody expects that their mobile phone/laptop will be stolen, one should be prepared for such an event in order to minimize potential damage and/or find the device.
Change your passwords
f you used the mobile phone /laptop for access to e-mail, online banking, social networks etc., in the case of theft immediately change all access passwords. This way you will prevent the thief to misuse your personal data.
Immediately report stolen devices to your carrier and to the police. Your mobile carrier can deactivate your SIM card and thus prevent the thief to cause further financial damage. However, to make this possible, you need to first register device ownership with your carrier.