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Cell phone tracking becomes common practice by law enforcement

Cell phones are wonderful things.  It’s my calendar, my address book, my phone, and Internet.  I can read books, check the weather, play games and stay in contact with all my friends and family.  Last minute plans can be changed and pictures can be shared.  But we also have some dangers and privacy issues associated with cell phones, including the use of tracking tools by law enforcement agencies with little or no protection from this use.

We know that there are some risks associated with using our cell phones like:

The New York Times, using 5,500 pages of law enforcement documents received from an ACLU study on this topic, in this report reveals that the very organizations that are supposed to be keeping us safe, may be gaining information from our cell phones without us even knowing it and with little, if any rules or regulations governing this practice. Continue reading Cell phone tracking becomes common practice by law enforcement

How to Restore Deleted Texts

As difficult as it may be for some people to believe, texts are a primary method of communication for much of the world’s population.  As a result, some very important information is often sent through texting.

Text communication is not used exclusively for business of course.

Partners, boyfriends/girlfriends, and friends often exchange really nice words and compliments via texting.

So what happens when you accidentally delete a text (one that you wanted to keep) in the process of doing something else on your phone?  What if you want to restore a deleted text? Continue reading How to Restore Deleted Texts

4 Reasons You Might Want to Read Someone Else’s Texts

Aside from the obvious privacy implications (which we’ll address in a later article), and leaving out the moral implications of whether or not it’s ok to read someone else’s texts (even if the person whose texts you’re reading is your boyfriend, girlfriend, partner or spouse), here are four reasons you may want to read someone else’s texts.

1. You suspect your boyfriend is texting or talking to his ex and (rather than just having an open conversation about it) you decide you want to know what kinds of texts he’s been sending to his ex.   We recommend an open conversation first, but reading his texts might be a good way to find out if he’s cheating.   Communicate first, but if you still suspect he’s lying, you could read his texts.  (The same goes if it’s your girlfriend sending texts to her ex).

2. You suspect your partner/spouse/wife is having an affair.  She seems to sneak off to have private texts and seems to delete all of her texts right away.  (This could also be the case with a husband.) Again, we recommend an open conversation first.  But if that fails, you can still read deleted texts using a device like the Cell Phone Spy.

3. You’ve found a wireless device or cell phone that doesn’t appear to belong to anyone, but you don’t trust the lost and found.  You want to return the to it’s rightful owner.  Reading someone else’s texts might give you an insight into finding out who the phone belongs to.

4. You think your employees are texting during the hours they should be working, or you think your employees are divulging company or trade secrets via text message.  NOTE: This only works if you own the cell phones as the company owner.  Reading the texts of one of your employees (if the phone doesn’t belong to you) could land you in a lot of trouble.  But if it’s a company cell phone, and the employee has signed a waiver to receive that cell phone, then reading the content of those texts could be within your reach as an employer.

Again, we believe that open communication is always best.

Work FIRST to find open ways of communicating and talking about your fears.

But, if that fails, one cool little device that will help you is called the Cell Phone Spy.

It is basically a USB SIM Card Reader with software built into it which allows you to read the texts stored on that SIM card.

The Cell Phone Spy includes Recovery Pro software which allows you to backup the phone’s contacts, view the last 10 numbers dialed, and of course, view all deleted SMS text messages.

Read deleted texts and see previous phone calls with the Cell Phone SpyIf you find yourself spying on the texts of your partner or significant other, communicate your fears first.

If you still need a way to read your boyfriend’s texts to his ex, check into Cell Phone Spy.

It’s a bit on the expensive side, but worth it if it gives you peace of mind.

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NetQin seems like a funny name for a company.  It’s not exactly the kind of name which tells you that the company is one of the top developers of applications for protecting cell phone data.

You might have never heard of NetQin, but when it comes to mobile phone security, they are one of the rising stars – especially in China.

NetQin was started in 2005.  And they already hold more than 60% market share in Chinese mobile security.

Basically, NetQin’s products are built on the Continue reading NetQin and NetQin Antivirus

Mobile Phone Security

Mobile Phone Security is Currently A Big Issue.  With many more people surfing the web on their phones, mobile security will become increasingly important.

It is estimated that by 2014, 50% of all web surfing that happens in the United States will happen on mobile phones.

That is a staggering growth in the mobile phone market, and a big change in the way people surf the web.

In order to accomplish more easy surfing from mobile devices, it has been necessary to blur the lines between what is mobile technology and what is computer technology.

The device you’re using to talk to your friends has become more complex and useful than the computers of even the early part of the 2000’s.

And where there are users, there will be scammers and identity thieves.

As more and more mobile phones become more PC-like, security concerns have crept in.

There are many recent examples of the how the operating systems of mobile phones can be compromised, people’s accounts can be hacked into, and worse, unwittingly their friends and family can become their biggest security threat as scammers phish for information from the existing contact database in the mobile phone.

Often the mobile phone’s contacts are more trusting than those of the PC.  This makes sense.  Receiving a call from someone spoofing your friend’s cell phone number… someone who says, “Hey!  I don’t know who I’m calling, but I just found your friend’s mobile and his wallet.  I’d like to get it back to him.  Do you know where I can send this?  Maybe to his mom’s address?  Oh, and how again do you spell her last name?”

But it’s not just phone calls.  It’s web surfing too.

In this new era of mobile phones being actual computers, the need for security has never been more apparent.  If you’re not doing something to protect the security of your mobile phone, we highly recommend you do.

Which is why we will be demonstrating over the next few weeks and months, some ideas (and some products) for mobile phone security, as well as how they work to not only protect the data on your mobile phone, but also keep your mobile functioning smoothly.

Some mobile phone security companies even have mobile security products designed to organize your data and make it more useful for you.

In the upcoming weeks, we’ll be talking about FSecure’s Mobile Phone security products, NetQin’s Mobile Phone security products, and other companies as well.

If you have had a positive or negative experience with any particular mobile phone company’s security, or with a security product you’ve purchased to protect your phone, please let us know.  We’d love to hear from you.

More details on mobile phone security, ideas for ways to secure your mobile phone information, and security related apps and products are coming soon.  This post is just to give you a heads up, and to ask for any feedback or questions you may have.

What’s your biggest question about mobile phone security?

Did you get 411 on the *112 life saving email?

There’s lots of email messages floating around out there – how we can make money or how we can save our life. Dio you have the 411 on the cell phone *112 email message that claims to save your life from an fake unmarked police car?

Know before you dial what’s true and what’s false.

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