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Coping Strategies for Cell Phone Loss Anxiety

Experts contend that the smartphone has changed our behavior, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse, in that we may be over-reliant on the device. Our dependence may well cause anxiety, if we find ourselves without them. The loss of one’s smart phone not only represents an immediate disconnection from online contacts, but it’s also a potential privacy and security risk, should the lost phone end up in the hands of a malicious third party. The value of lost hardware might be negligible, when compared to the loss of sensitive data. An awareness campaign is suggested, to encourage users to make their devices more secure, and protect personal information.

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