Mobile devices are with us all the time … if you are a parent, you phone is probably at your side more than your kids. With all the secrets of your life residing on your phone, protecting those against access should your phone be lost or stolen is important. If you use your phone for work, then this may be critical. E.g. if you are a doctor or nurse and use your phone for access to email or other data that may contain patient-related information, then HIPAA essentially requires that easily-lost mobile devices like this are locked down and encrypted.
This article explains how to protect yourself if you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
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