Encrypt your iPhone backups

I love my Iphone, and I love to be secure when it’s necessary. That’s why I loved tbis article from Tech Republics Michael Kassner.

iTunes retains a surprising amount of sensitive information on a computer after syncing with an iPhone. By default, it’s not encrypted and that could be a problem.


It started out with a friend’s request for help. His iPhone is at the bottom of one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes. He doesn’t have MobileMe or his contacts backed up to any type of address book. To make matters worse, he does not want another iPhone.

That’s why he called me, asking if I could retrieve his list of contacts. I know iTunes saves it, I just didn’t know where. After some searching, I found what I was looking for:

C:\Documents and Settings\”username”\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

via Make sure to encrypt your iPhone backups | IT Security | TechRepublic.com.