Losing your mobile phone to thieves is very common, not just to the thief that will snatches it from your hand as you walk along the street, but from the ones who will slip it in their pocket when they find it where you carelessly left it. Unless you have mobile antitheft software in your mobile that will block it and wipe all the information that is held on it, then you are not just losing the phone but all the information contained inside it.
Obviously the theft of a business mobile phone, which may contain sensitive information, can cause problems for both the company that owns the mobile and the businesses they deal with (their information can be on the phone.) Consequently, many companies are now turning to software developers like UMU Global to supply them with mobile anti-theft security programs. These programs are not expensive and are very simple to activate.
Naturally it is not just company phones whose loss can cause problems for the owners, so getting some antitheft security on your mobile is sensible. In the long term it may well be that the manufacturers of mobile phones build in mobile anti-theft which renders stolen phones permanently unusable. When or if this happens, it will make the theft of mobiles a useless action and when you drop your mobile in the street, the person who picks it up will hand it straight back to you.June 11th, 2010