Mobile Apps And The Data That They Create

If you live in what is considered a modern day country then there is a good chance that you have at least used a computer before. And if you are reading this article then you are probably on a computer so we can assume that you at least know how to use one. People use computers these days for many different reasons. Some people use them for work. Some people use them for entertainment. And other people use them for a mixture of both. No matter how you use a computer there is a good chance that you create content on the machines.


Now when we say content most people think that we are talking about movies or music or maybe even a book. No, content can be anything that you create on the computer. It might be easier if we refer to it as data since data is an all encompassing term and it is probably easier for you to follow. But yes most people create data on their computers. Every time you save a file you are creating new data on the computer. And now that our cell phones are like mini computers you will be doing the same on them as well.

Yes, you can now use your cell phone as if it was a mini computer. In the past you could not do that. Yes you would have some features that a computer would have such as internet access and other things of that nature but for the most part it was not like a computer experience at all. Now all that has changed and there is very little difference between the device in your pocket and the device on your lap. Size of the device being one of the main difference but as far as what they can do, there is very little difference.

So now that there is very little difference in what your phone can do and what your laptop can do; you and others like you probably use the phone for content creation services. You might need to write a quick note or edit a term paper right away. You can now do that on your phone. Or you might need to work on an excel file sheet or store important data on a remote server. With your phone you can do all of this. It’s nice that you can do all of this but are you treating your phone the same as your laptop when it comes to security?

For some reason, even though people are starting to see the phone as they see their computer, they still do not treat it the same when it comes to security. You have to secure the data that you create just like you would the data on your normal computer. Just like someone can come and steal the data off of your computer they can do the same on your phone as well.

When you have data on your phone that you have created, make sure you properly back it up. Just like data gets lost on a computer the same can happen on a cellphone. Even more so, since people lose their cellphones all of the time. It might be helpful if you choose one of the many cloud services out there to back up your data with.

Also if the data needs to be encrypted to keep prying eyes away then you should do so. There are a lot of encryption services available for your phone and you should really take advantage of them.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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