Free charging stations that you might find at a shopping mall, airport, or hotel may not be as life-saving as you think. Those innocent-seeming charging stations could easily turn from saviors to devious data thieves. Those charging stations could easily be configured to copy data from your smartphone — or to even install malware on […]
NBC News Reports on How Smartphone Pictures Pose Privacy Risks Almost all smartphones and GPS cameras, by default, enable the geotagging feature. This new technology gives the public control to see where a posted picture was taken, within fifteen feet.
In Romania, eavesdropping via smartphone has been taken to a new level. Fifty people were accused of using smartphone software to listen in on conversations. The software, obtained from an IT cell phone communication specialist, allowed the accused to monitor the communication interactions of business competitors and spouses according to news sources. A 30-year-old IT […]
Apps. Everyone loves them, and cell phone providers are happy to provide them. Google has apps, iPhone has apps. You could say that everyone is very “appy” with their apps. In fact, the Wall Street Journal online cited that there are “more than 250,000 applications” that range from social media location-based games to financial tools […]