The spike in thefts of Apple products like iPhone and iPad has inspired a new nickname for the crime: Apple picking.
Most people speak in terms of rampant personal devastation if they were to lose their smart phones. These hip-pouched or bag-ready mini-computers have a ready cache of data available to serve owners. However, the ability to access this data can leave users vulnerable to unwanted hacks, theft and misappropriation of data.
Stephen Ebbett, President of insurance company Protect Your Bubble, offers some useful tips for reducing the risk of being victimized: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/02/15/pickpockets-mobile-device-how-to-protect/1922529/