Your phone is you: how to protect your device from identity theft

Every day you add more and more information to your phone. Every day it becomes a more complete digital representation of you. Bank accounts, the PayPal app, even password managers — they’re all there, along with social media accounts, photos… the list goes on.

The implication is clear. Your phone poses a huge risk to your privacy and your identity. Once stolen, a phone can be mined for data which can then be used to steal your identity, making you a victim of ID fraud.

Protect your smartphone from theft