Think about how much personal information you currently have in your phone’s contacts or address book.
We all have the following in our address books; addresses, phone numbers, birthdays, etc. I remember when cell phones were first introduced and there were constant warnings not to put sensitive information on your phone. Those warnings seem to be far fewer since people rely on their phone’s security features to protect access. Features from screen locks to the ability to ‘wipe’ your personal and sensitive data if your phone is stolen.
How would you feel if someone had access to the information in your contacts or address book without touching your phone or compromising your cloud account where it may be backed up?
Have I got a story for you…
Last week I was on the road and when picked up my rental car, I noticed something odd.
I tried to pair my phone to the car’s Bluetooth, but couldn’t because the maximum number of devices were already paired. I verified that there were many other devices that were paired. Out of curiosity, I checked the contact list in the car and in between regular entries, saw some fairly personal entries like trading account info, security codes, school login, bank stuff, website login.. yikes!!!