I don’t know about you, but my phone is my lifeline. Without it, I wouldn’t know how to get anywhere (my sense of direction is terrible). My family wouldn’t be able to get ahold of me. I know only 3 or 4 phone numbers, so God forbid I get stuck somewhere without my phone. The last few months of photos of my kids are stored on my phone. It serves as a toy to my children. It allows me to work where ever – since I use the mobile hotspot feature. All that said, mobile device security is essential in the world we live in today.
There are a few tips to keeping our data secure. One is having a pin enabled on our phone and well making sure that pin isn’t hard to crack. Want to know what the worst pins for mobile are? Check out this infographic from Intel.
10 Worst Mobile Pins
Typing While Driving
If you can type it while driving, your pin is TOO easy.
Year Born or Graduated
Dont use the year you were born or graduated.
5683 spells LOVE, we get it – youre romantic but dont use this as your pin.
Not a great pin for your luggage or your phone. Plus this can be easily cracked by KIDS. Dont ask me how I know.
Save line dancing for the saloon. Dont make your pin something easily typed down.
Same as the above, don’t choose something that can easily be typed UP.
This is easy to enter AND easy to hack. Avoid it!
Nope, thats not much better.
Another LAME pin.
Need we repeat ourselves? STOP it with the easy access!
Find out if you can CRACK THE PIN over at intel.com/pinit – if you could instantly win McAfee LiveSafe Service and a $5 Starbucks gift card!
Mom to 4 kids, Molly aka Digital Mom is the blogger-in-chief here at digitalmomblog.com. Talking technology and mom life, Molly shares the realities of parents digital kids.