I loved my Amazon Kindle e-reader, but learned the hard way that it has absolutely no security provisions to protect personal information if you lose it.
Anyone who picks up your device has full access to any personal documents you may have on it. Do you use the cool feature that allows you to email documents to your Kindle? I did. And guess what? The new Kindle owner has access to all those documents.
Kindle does allow you to go to Amazon and turn off your one-click buying, which will keep a thief from running up a tab on your account. But it does not allow you to password protect your information. And there's no encryption either.
So if you are sending sensitive information to your Kindle, you might want to think twice.
By Janet KornblumPhoto: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images