Prevent Mobile Attacks on Your Phone - Netted
Article • September 2, 2010

Prevent Mobile Attacks on Your Phone

Lookout is a security guard for your mobile device

Having a smartphone loaded with all of your personal information is a great convenience. Losing said device packed with your personal data, less so.

Enter Lookout, a service that uses cloud technology to make replacing lost or destroyed data, apps and contacts painless.  Oh, and It also helps locate lost phones.

Simply download the free software (Android, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices are supported) and set up a user account.

From then on Lookout will run in the background, protecting your device from viruses, backing up your data and making it possible to locate the phone.

Lookout backs up your phone’s info, including contacts, photos, music and emails. Your information is stored in the cloud so you can access it from anywhere and transfer it to a new phone painlessly.

If you lose your phone, you can locate it on a map on the service’s site. You can also make it “scream” so you can find it if it’s nearby.  There’s also a method to wipe out the information on the phone remotely, so your personal information will never be compromised.

Unfortunately, not leaving your phone in a cab is still your responsibility.