We lose stuff. You put something down, you get distracted, you forget about it and itâ€™s gone. Stuff falls out of pockets and bags all the time. Iâ€™m one of those people thatâ€™s so smart, Iâ€™m stupid and absent minded when it comes to my stuff. Whereâ€™s my wallet, where my keys, whereâ€™s my phone? After 40+ years I have a system of where I put my stuff, but itâ€™s far from perfect.
At Oktoberfest many smart stupid people lost stuff including 410 wallets, 4 wedding rings, 1 toaster, 1 set of dentures, 1 prosthetic leg and 320 mobile phones. I could easily be a one legged, toothless, ringless mess who lost his mobile and wallet.
Thatâ€™d be me hoppin around trying to make a call worried if my wife would be more upset I lost my leg or ring. NO MORE OKTOBERFEST FOR YOU!
While wallets are problematic, phones are the biggest issue here. Number of phones left in taxis every 6 months = 3 per taxi. Number of phones stolen in London alone = 120,000 a year!!!
Your phones transmit almost 17 billion texts per day, then 52% of us store passwords on our phones, 87.5 million of us bank on our phones and I bet even more of us have naked pictures on thereâ€¦ of our pets.
Much of this loser-ness can lead to identity theft if that mobile falls into the wrong hands.
So what are your options for protecting your digital life extension?
Invest in a service that locates, locks, wipes and when you get a new phone, restores your data.
McAfee WaveSecure will:
# Remotely lock down your device. Wipe out important data stored on your mobile to protect your privacy
# Back up your data from your phone or remotely on the web. Access your data online from anywhere. Restore your data to a new phone
# Locate your lost phone and plot the locations on a map. Track SIM cards inserted and phone calls made to help get your lost phone back