Security More than 3 million smartphones are stolen each year, according to a Consumer Reports survey. In addition, 1.4 million smartphone users never have recovered a lost phone. Secure IT 6-1 in this chapter describes categories of products that can help secure and track hardware that has been stolen or lost. Research This: Which apps are available for your smartphone to erase data remotely? Which location-tracking apps allow you to take a photo of the thief and then send an email message that contains the image to you automatically? If your device is lost and you file a police report, you will need the device’s serial number. Locate that number now and write it on a piece of paper. Also, locate the phone’s 15-digit International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number and record that number. Store the document with these two numbers in a secure location. In addition, research the efforts by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) to create a centralized database of lost and stolen mobile phones.What is the status of this database? What legislation has been proposed or passed that requires wireless carriers and phone manufacturers to develop technological solutions that can curb the growing problem of violent smartphone theft?