Don’t Store Private Data in Your Address Book
Wired.com just published an excellent piece entitled “People, Please Don’t Store Private Data in Your Address Book.” They warn consumers not to use their phone’s address book or notes section to store passwords, bank PINs, passport ID numbers, photos of passports, credit card numbers, home security codes. That’s because there’s no protection and this information could easily be obtained by a hacker in countless ways. They recommend storing personal information in a password manager (here are some good free ones to consider) or in a password-protected file on one of your devices instead.
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