However the increase in the number of mobile users is also leading to a large number of mobile thefts and other malpractices.
Thanks to the FCC (back in the age of the dinosaurs, the early ’80s), Electronic Serial Numbers were created to give a unique identifiers to mobile devices. Since then, usage of mobile devices has exploded, and the Electronic Serial Number of yore became the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) and the MEID (Mobile Equipment ID—a super set of IMEI).
It can also be displayed on the screen of the phone by entering *#06# into the keypad on most phone. This number can be used to track down your mobile if it is being used by someone else, and in some cases the mobile can be shut down remotely.
You can minimize the risk of hacker stealing sensitive information by following these essential tips.
Lock your mobile device. Use ‘Passcode Lock’ feature to protect your mobile device with a secure password.
Keep your Operating System and apps up to date
Download only legitimacy apps, Avoid questionable apps
Do not jailbreak or modify your device