We hope you have a passcode on your smartphone that prevents people from accessing the data on it. If you don't have a passcode, then stop reading this and go set one. If you do have a passcode, don't be lulled into a false sense of security, because this article describes Micro Systemation's XRY tool, which will crack the security on an Android or iOS device in minutes. Once the passcode is cracked the tool transfers the entire contents of the phone to a PC, including hidden metadata like GPS locations, call logs, and keystrokes. The company posted a YouTube video of their tool (which is mainly sold to law enforcement agencies) in action, but has since removed it. This should provide good incentive not to lose your device and to avoid storing confidential data on it.
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(submitted by Judi)