If you lose your mobile device you can still protect personal and university data stored on it from the hands of others by initiating a “remote device wipe.” This will delete all of the information held on it. To do this logon to https://ithelp.qut.edu.au/portal/app/portlets/results/viewsolution.jsp?
You can also block your phone if it is stolen, by following these simple steps.
Key in the following digits on your phone *#06#. This will then show a 15digit code which is the Handset Serial Number unique to your phone. Make a note of the number and store it in a safe place. If your phone is lost contact your service provider and supply them with the 15 digit code which will enable your provider to block your phone. Your phone will be totally useless and will not allow the finder to run up a bill or to sell it even if they change the sim card. Hopefully this may encourage the finder to return your phone. You may not get your phone back but at least you will know that whoever has it cannot use it to run up a bill or profit from selling it.
Remember to report lost or stolen mobiles to: https://secure.qut.edu.au/itservices/staff/staffservices/mobiles/theft.jsp
Security for QUT Smartphones
Don’t leave your smartphone unattended. Smartphones have the same important information as your desktop and are extremely portable, making them a high security risk.
Use a pin to lock the sim
Use a pin to lock access to the phone
If you lose your smartphone or it is stolen, you can wipe the data from it using Exchange. Remember to report lost or stolen mobiles to: http://secure.qut.edu.au/itservices/staff/staffservices/mobiles/theft.jsp
Don’t leave your Bluetooth on and in 'visible' mode. Once you have paired your device with your Bluetooth peripherals change your Bluetooth to a secure mode or turn it off when not in use
Be aware of your surroundings and personal safety. Is using your smartphone in public putting yourself or others at risk? Possible dangers might be traffic, level crossings, or theft of your device.
- QUT encourages staff and students to store the names and contact details of their next of kin in the address book section of their mobile phones under "ICE" In Case of Emergency. This is the number that should be contacted in the event of an accident or emergency.