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Windows 7: The pocket spy: Will your smartphone rat you out?

14 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 
The pocket spy: Will your smartphone rat you out?

"THERE are certain things you do not want to share with strangers. In my case it was a stream of highly personal text messages from my husband, sent during the early days of our relationship. Etched on my phone's SIM card - but invisible on my current handset and thus forgotten - here they now are, displayed in all their brazen glory on a stranger's computer screen. I've just walked into a windowless room on an industrial estate in Tamworth, UK, where three cellphone analysts in blue shirts sit at their terminals, scrutinising the contents of my phone and smirking. "If it's any consolation, we would have found them even if you had deleted them," says one.
Worse, it seems embarrassing text messages aren't the only thing I have to worry about: "Is this a photo of your office?" another asks (the answer is yes). "And did you enjoy your pizza on Monday night? And why did you divert from your normal route to work to visit this address in Camberwell, London, on Saturday?""


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14 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Wow.

Time to find a way to encrypt my phone.

~Lordbob
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14 Oct 2009   #3

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Wow.

Time to find a way to encrypt my phone.

~Lordbob

Hide all that p0rn...
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14 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Wow.

Time to find a way to encrypt my phone.

~Lordbob

Hide all that p0rn...
Heehee...

No, I can just be pretty paranoid. Kind of my Dads fault.

~Lordbob
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) / OS X Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote:
No, I can just be pretty paranoid.
Lol. I'm too paranoid to even own a cell phone.
Of course, since I've never owned one I wouldn't know how to use it anyway.
I hate phones. All of them.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ahriman View Post
I hate phones. All of them.
Ditto. the most use my phone has gotten since i bought it ... is the alarm clock, which is the only thing that still works after breaking the phone in 2

making it the most expensive, broken alarm clock that i've ever owned
(poor impulse control )
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

o_O well i think im safe ^_^ G1 owns the market for encryption so many apps on the market

but still shocking on what they can find even if you delete stuff o_O
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15 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) / OS X Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by holo88 View Post
...making it the most expensive, broken alarm clock that i've ever owned
(poor impulse control )
Absolutely understandable!
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