CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Our Cyber Expert, Theresa Payton, is often asked which smart phone best protects your information.
Her answer is simple. She says it depends upon how you use the phone. However, there are four things she says you should look for when shopping for a phone. Her advice follows:
Can you lock your phone with a password? Is it something complex like a picture of your face, fingerprint, or a long password?
Type in the phone model you are looking at and the words "breached" and "hacked" into your favorite search engine to find out the latest status.
If you can use your phone to pay for goods and services at the point of sale, instead of your credit/debit card, how do they protect your information?
Does your phone offer an autolock and a remote locator and remote wipe feature in case you lose the phone or it is stolen?