Do mobile phones make you suspicious? Do texters have something to hide?
‘That’s what a couple of recent studies suggest. College students trust text messages less than phone calls, video chats and face-to-face conversation when communicating with their peers. And it may be a case of guilty consciences — 35% of teens admit to having used their mobile devices to cheat on a test. Nearly one-fifth say they use their phones to take photos of test questions and send them to others, 20% say they search the Internet via cellphone and 26% say they use their devices to store information.
‘This all comes from Online-Education.net, which pulled together separate studies by the University of British Columbia and Common Sense Media to create the below infographic. Check it out to get the full picture of how mobile devices relate to mistrust…’
Where and When Do Most People Lose Their Phones? [INFOGRAPHIC]
How to Remotely Disable Your Lost Phone
‘Though it varies by platform, the remote wipe solutions listed below—or any for that matter—aren’t fail-safe. If someone finds the phone before the remote wipe occurs—which could happen if the battery dies, or there’s no signal to receive the command—a thief or corporate spy could disable the network connections and then hack away. Your best insurance, therefore, is to disable the handset as quickly as possible, the same way you would call your credit card company the moment you noticed a credit card was missing…’
Isn’t It Time Mac Allows Personal Anti-virus?
There is a new Mac OS X backdoor Trojan
‘More malware for the Mac OS X platform has been discovered, hot on the heels of the revelation that some 600,000 Macs had been infected in the Flashback attack.
‘And just like Flashback, the new Trojan doesn’t require any user interaction to infect your Apple Mac.
‘The Sabpab Trojan horse exploits the same drive-by Java vulnerability used to create the Flashback botnet…’