Tip: How to protect your mobile phone from street theft

“With mobiles or cell phones becoming fancier, more popular, and more expensive, they are increasingly liable to being stolen. Here’s how you can keep strangers from accessing your personal information, safely back up and retrieve the photos and videos you’ve stored in the device, and, with a little luck, increase your chances of recovering your phone.”

Texting at the Bus

Cellphone theft has been rising quite considerably. So much so that the chances of getting your device snatched is becoming a scarily common occurrence. In London, 314 phones are stolen everyday, which is 70% of all the personals taken. In San Francisco,  40% of all the robberies in 2012 were of cellphones. This is no wonder when we take into account that carrying a smartphone, the majority of phones stolen, is akin to carrying $300+ in one tiny piece of equipment and that there is plenty of black market for such products in the world…

Read more: https://www.preyproject.com/en/blog/2013/03/prey-labs-how-to-avoid-getting-your-cellphone-stolen