How Travelers Can Prevent Ever Losing Their Smartphone
As the reality of that set in, a number of things went through my mind:
- How vulnerable am I now to privacy issues?
- Can a malicious person now complicate my life?
- I wonder how much a new phone costs?
- How will I ever get all my downloaded applications on a new phone?
- Are the photographs and videos on my phone lost forever?
- What questions should I be asking myself that I don’t even know to ask?
I frantically set about the house looking for my phone. I called my phone hoping to hear the famous “DROID” ring-tone.
Nothing! It’s gone! ACK!
Thankfully, just about a week ago, I downloaded a free security application called Lookout Mobile Security.
I frantically hopped on my iMac, went to the Google Apps folder where I stored my Lookout information, clicked on the link provided, and in less than one minute my phone was located using the internal GPS.
As it turns out, I left it at a posh resort where we had just spent the night.
In less than two minutes, I went from frantic to calm and found myself very impressed with Lookout Mobile Security.
From Lookout Mobile Security:
“Your smartphone is a vital part of your daily life – at work, at play wherever you go. You rely on it for so much – email, texting, social networking, cool apps, banking, shopping and much more. Your phone holds a lot of personal information, connect to various mobile networks and can even do financial transactions. As the use of your phone increases, so does your vulnerability. That’s why it’s important to protect your phone from threats of any kind, including mobile viruses, Trojans, worms, attempts to steal your private data and the loss or theft of the phone itself. Every month, Lookout blocks thousands of malicious applications, finds countless lost phone (that’s me) and restores important information that our users thought they’d never see again.
Lookout give you peace of mind. So you never have to worry when you download an application that it will infect your phone with malware, crash the OS or drain the battery. If you lose your phone you can find it quickly and easily, no matter where it is. And it’s good to know that the most important data on your phone is securely backed up and easily accessible.
Lookout’s award-winning application is uniquely designed from the ground up to provide advance protection for smartphones, while allowing them to remain lightweight and efficient. Our cross-platform, cloud-connected applications immediately identify and block threats to protect your phone. Lookout is available for Android, Windows Mobile and Blackberry.”
I must confess, I am one very happy baby boomer today thanks to Lookout Mobile Security.
I am a raving fan!
Note: this is not a paid advertisement but is simply the gushing love of a happy client!