These days, people password their phones to prevent theft or unauthorised access to their information.
Many people use the pattern lock, others use the PIN or numbers but only a few use the fingerprint detector or access to prevent unnecessary invasion.
According to a fraud examiner, who did not want to be named, there are ways of gaining access to all the password modes, except that of the fingerprint, which has not yet been discovered.
“It is quite difficult and only the user could open such a phone at any given time. Meanwhile, countries and their agencies have devised means to get information generically from phones for the purpose of security.
“And that is why, you see at the point of entry of any international airport, a cotton swab is used to clean the phones,the essence is to access information depending on the programming and the information needed. If the essence is to track fraud or terrorism, all activities relating to these things would pop up including the social media activities.”
A technology user, Michael Wunmi, said he never knew how powerful the fingerprint password was until he witnessed an incident where some people’s phones were accessed easily at some borders except the ones with the fingerprint detector, which was a unique mode of identification.
At other times, someone you don’t know may end up holding your phone. Or the fact that it was snatched out of your hand—smart phone theft is on the rise. And you’re going to be concerned because that phone holds a pocket-sized summary of your digital life. It has photos of the places you have been and people in your life. It also has a record of what you posted on the social media or where you bank, among other things.
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 by activating the fingerprint and GPS locator.