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FTC Recommends Steps to Protect Against Mobile Phone Theft

Original release date: June 08, 2017

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert about the theft of mobile phones and the best way to prepare for and recover from this kind of theft. Precautionary steps include regularly backing up the data on the phone, using strong passwords, and using two-factor authentication on any accounts on the phone.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to refer to the FTC Alert and the US-CERT Tip on Cybersecurity for Electronic Devices for more information.

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