mobile phone: How to Kick Your Mobile Phone Addiction - 04/08/20 09:30 AM
Most of us know about the tricks that advertisers play when trying to get our attention. What you might not realize, however, is that our mobile phone and other digital objects are doing something similar, and you are probably falling for it every time.
One thing that designers do is use the color red for notifications. Why? Because red triggers a natural emotional response, and that makes us want to swipe or click. This also can easily make us feel “attached” to our phones, and addiction to phones and things like social media, are very real. Don’t get caught up in this; … (2 comments)

mobile phone: Beware of Rogue Cell Phone Charging Stations - 12/06/18 05:16 AM
Humans have evolved a new body part: the cell phone. One day it will be part of anatomical illustrations of the body in health and medical books probably an appendage on your head. I’m not a Dr. so don’t quote me.
For now, we have to figure out a way to keep this appendage juiced up without being lured into a data-sucking battery-charge station.
There’s even a name for this kind of crime: juice jacking. The kiosk is designed to appear like a legitimate battery charging station, when in fact, it will steal your phone’s data while it’s hooked up.
Worse yet, sometimes the … (10 comments)

mobile phone: Removing Location data from Mobile Pics - 10/04/14 11:30 PM
Those cutesy photos in your phone of your puppy can reveal your location because the images leave footprints leading straight to your home. The trace data is called EXIF: exchangeable image file format. It may contain GPS coordinates of where you took the photos.

Apple’s and Google’s smartphones ask owners if it’s okay to access their location. Click “okay,” and this means every photo you take gets tagged with GPS coordinates. Thieves look for this information, which remains with images that are uploaded to Flickr, Photobucket, etc. (Facebook strips EXIF.) Crooks or pervs can then use Google Maps to get … (1 comments)

mobile phone: 7 Safety tips on the Mobile Internet - 02/11/14 08:21 PM
It’s time to know all the ways you can make sure you’re safe when in mobile space to prevent identity theft.

It’s 10 pm; do know where the malware is? Malware is stealthy and hides in places you least expect, like search engines, tech-related sites, entertainment sites and web ads. Malware can even be waiting for you when you download what seems to be an innocent app for your favorite game. In fact, gaming and gambling sites are common targets, as are search engines—and these threats aren’t going to disappear too soon. Install antivirus especially on Android phones. Beware of … (2 comments)

mobile phone: Mobile Phone Operating System Insecurity - 04/23/11 05:11 PM
ShareTweet <!-- tweetandlike-container -->As more online retailers introduce mobile ecommerce applications, criminal hackers are taking notice. Existing mobile operating systems are under attack and, like standard PC operating systems, they sometimes fail to provide the necessary security to support a payment application.
Current research is primarily geared towards securing mobile payments, but there is a lack of coordination between mobile payment developers, device manufacturers, and mobile operating system platform developers. Hackers are taking advantage of the loophole created by this lack of coordination.
Mobile phone spyware has been a concern for years. Legitimate software companies sell mobile phone spyware that allows … (2 comments)

mobile phone: mCrime; Protect Your Mobile Phone From Identity Theft - 05/28/09 09:15 AM
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert
History indicates that we are at the forefront of an era in which criminal hackers develop tools and techniques to steal your money using your own cell phone.
Fifteen years ago, cell phones were so bulky and cumbersome, they had to be carried in bags or briefcases. Then they became chunky, heavy bricks. Calls dropped every other minute. Clearly, cell phones have evolved since then. Today’s cell phone is a lot more than a phone. It’s a computer, one that rivals many desktops and laptops being manufactured today. A cell phone can pretty much do everything … (0 comments)

 
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