We speak often at the Rocket Yard about protecting your digital data. But there are times that your physical devices also need protected whether it’s in the case of fire, water damage or in the author of a recent Hackernoon post’s case – theft.
Joonas Kiminki recently wrote of his experience of having his iPhone stolen while on vacation in Italy. Kiminki did something simple that any of us might easily do – he left his iPhone in his rental car. It was an innocent thing to do, but it created big problems down the road.
Kiminki goes on to write about how he became a target of a rather sophisticated scam from the thief of the iPhone, who went to great lengths in an attempt to get Kiminki’s password and other data.
Fortunately, the equally savvy author was able to pinpoint minor details in the phony email and iCloud login that led him to thwart the thief’s effort. However, the article points out exactly how easy it is to become a victim of such efforts, even for “professionals”.
The author notes that victims of a recent physical iPhone theft should be on high alert for identity theft efforts in the following weeks and even months – something the Kiminki says that Apple should make clear to victims.
You can read more about Kiminki’s experience at hackernoon.com. Of course, the author makes recommendations on how to keep your own device and data safe. To see some of these steps you can take, check out some of our recent Rocket Yard articles.
Keeping Your Data Safe
- How Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID Works
- Backup Month: Don’t Forget To Back Up Your iOS Devices
- What You Need to Know About iOS Privacy Settings
- How to Stay Safe When Using Public Wi-Fi
- The First Things to Do With Your New iOS Device
- Seven Steps to Take Before Selling, Giving Away a Mac
Remember to stay safe and keep your devices and data secure.