Consumers urged to consider security when selling mobile phone

13 December 2010 — 6:54 PM

A lock code can go some way towards protecting a mobile

People who sell their mobile phone and replace it with one of the latest models from which all manner of activities are possible should consider the security they are putting in place.

Ian, author of the Nokia Conversations blog, suggests there are plenty of areas that could potentially give away vital information about a user.

He notes most people with a smartphone now not only make calls from their handset but also access social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, as well as send emails and complete shopping orders.

"That's all great, but it also means that losing your mobile device, or having it stolen, can be as much of a security hazard as losing your laptop or your wallet," explains Ian.

One solution is to set up a lock code – something that is possible with all Nokia models and can help to protect a device from unauthorized hands.

Among the newest mobiles in the brand's portfolio are the C7 and N8, both of which could be ideal for trying out the technology.

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