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Passwords and pins: Your cellphone gives access to your life

11:05 PM, Mar 14, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- A Clay County man gets a mouthful after his cellphone is stolen while charging at an empty Buffalo Wild Wings table.

While, most of us don't plan on stealing a phone or losing one, you should keep in mind that your little box of technological wonder is worth more than you think.

"Facebook, Twitter, online banking, you can even deposit checks now which is really handy," said Travis Gortman, a Jacksonville cellphone user.

All those apps are really handy but they can be dangerous too.

Sure, a crook can sell your phone and put it on Ebay for a couple hundred bucks, but it's your data that really matters, passwords, pins, they all give access to your life.

So how do you stay safe?

Consider using Google Sync or iCloud, both can locate a phone and wipe it clear from a computer.

If you want something easier lock your phone and never store your passwords for your apps.

"When you think about it, it's your identity and you can't place a price on your identity," said Ruben Aldridge, owner of Cell Phone Repair.

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