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Woman says nude photos stolen from her phone were posted to multiple websites

Posted at 10:11 PM, Feb 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-14 08:13:21-05

A woman told Lee County Deputies her nude photos and name were posted to multiple websites, but she's never sent the photos to anyone.

She said she works at the Bell Tower Shops and told deputies she thinks someone where she works saw her phone in the office and she had no lock or password on the phone at the time. She said the pictures posted online appeared to be photos of the photos on her phone.

"You have to put a passcode on there," Andrew Jennings, the owner of uBreakiFix in Cape Coral, said.

Jennings said he sees hundreds of phones a week, and 9 out of 10 have a passcode. He said passcodes are the only way to protect your post private information.

"Whether that's pictures, bank account information, documents, passwords," Jennings said.

He said if you have a passcode on your phone but you're worried someone would be able to crack the code, they would only get 10 attempts to unlock it before it shuts down completely.

But if by some chance someone does get into your phone, Jennings said there's a solution.

"You can actually wipe the phone from a computer so they don't even have a chance of looking at your stuff or cracking the passcode," Jennings said.

He said there are also third party apps you can download for extra security, but he doesn't believe they are necessary.