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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 30 January 2011 - 01:58 PM

How to Secure the iPhone Wallet

By Brad Reed, NetworkWorld Jan 29, 2011 8:10 pm

A lot of people are skeptical about using their iPhone as a wallet, but let's say you're game for it. What should you do to prepare?

Let's start with the most obvious item on your checklist: Remote wipe. Most big smartphones, whether you're talking about the iPhone 4 or any device with Android Version 2.2 or higher, have the ability to let users remotely wipe all data from lost or stolen devices. This is obviously very important for any device that can make mobile payments since you'll need to quickly get any critical financial information off your device if it falls into someone else's hands. If you haven't familiarized yourself with this feature on your iPhone, you'll certainly want to do so before making any payments with it.