Is your smartphone encrypted?

Filed Under: Data loss, Mobile

More and more people working in the wonderful world of IT find their lives revolutionised by mobile technology. Chances are that many people reading the Clu-blog have been given the wonderful gift of 24/7 connectivity with their office overlords, whether it be via an Apple iPhone, Google Android device, Palm Pre or CrackBerry.

But is the data on your smartphone properly secured? I don't mean, "do you have a gate (whether it be password, PIN or pattern that you have to draw) controlling access to the device?", but is the possibly sensitive corporate data and emails held on your smartphone encrypted?

Let us know in this quick poll.

Sorry, no prizes. Mind you, if you have a smartphone what more could you ever need in life, right?


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About the author

Graham Cluley runs his own award-winning computer security blog at, and is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and gives computer security presentations. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley