This will be the only way to get access to your data.
Go back to Settings Device encryption, and make sure it’s turned on. Considering the wealth of benefits, it’s a surprise device encryption isn’t more commonplace; perhaps this is due to the myths about performance or the optimistic outlook that thieves only every target other people…
This is a particular worry if your device doesn’t offer default encryption (such as the i Phone), so now is a good time to check out how secure your OS is do a Factory Reset.
It’ll mean that even if a criminal attempts to restore the information afterwards, it will be unreadable.
Being a victim of theft is awful enough without thinking that the item stolen can have greater use than solely being sold on Facebook knows a surprising amount about us – information we willingly volunteer. If you’ve taken or received intimate photos, it doesn’t matter who you are: you could be a target for the abhorrent blackmailing technique called sextortion Sextortion is an abhorrent, prevalent blackmailing technique targeting young and old, and is now even more intimidating thanks to social networks like Facebook.
From that information you can be slotted into a demographic, your "likes" recorded and relationships monitored. What can you do to protect yourself from these seedy cybercriminals?
IPhones are arguably the easiest to encrypt, while Android is a slightly more elaborate process (and if you’ve rooted your phone With the Prism-Verizon scandal, what allegedly has been happening is that the United States of America's National Security Agency (NSA) has been data mining.
That is, they have been going through the call records of... You can only encrypt the phone with this PIN: make sure it’s memorable but personal, so it’s not easy to guess, but not something you’ll easily forget either.
It’s perfectly understandable if you’re troubled by the growing powers of international governments in infringing your privacy.
The worst thing is, there’s very little you can do about it.
For an added layer of privacy, you could also download apps that hide your photos behind another PIN (just don’t use the same one that unlocks your phone! Of course, you don’t have to have NSFW material on your device to want security.