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Posted 1 year ago ago by admin

Moped gangs are pocketing £2,000 an hour snatching phones from people on the street, police revealed in May as they warned it is no longer safe to walk and talk on your mobile.As officers battle an epidemic of moped muggings, police are now warning the public not to stand on a kerb or street corner with […]

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Posted 1 year ago ago by admin

CHICAGO (WLS) —   There is a new push to reduce cell phone robberies, led by Mayor Rahm Emanuel as he introduced an ordinance to make it harder to sell stolen phones These robberies happen quickly and often violently, when someone reaches over, snatches your cell phone, and it’s gone. “This is something that has touched […]

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Posted 1 year ago ago by admin

An amendment to the law grants some pretty scary new powers to UK law enforcement, allowing them to kill citizens’ means of communication. Law enforcement agencies can remotely disable or restrict a mobile phone if it is suspected of being used for drug dealing or related to it, and in some cases regardless of whether […]

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Posted 1 year ago ago by admin

A new law allowing the German police to hack into mobile phones for even minor crimes, is expected to be passed by the German parliament this week. Currently, the use of a “Staatstrojaner” – government trojan – is only permitted in order to prevent future terrorist attacks. Under the new law, the authorities will be […]

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Posted 1 year ago ago by admin

One of the major challenges being faced at the Lagos Computer Village, the largest Information and Communication Technology (ICT) hub in Africa, is the problem of phone theft, it was observed yesterday. President of Computer and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN), Comrade Ahmed Ojikutu, who disclosed this said the leadership of computer village […]

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Posted 2 years ago ago by admin

In South Africa, Chris Preece was hacked with a machete. In the United States, Megan Boken was shot twice in the chest and neck. In England, Keith Soons was stabbed in the head with a screwdriver. Three victims on three continents, all killed for the same object: a cell phone. “A young man in the […]

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Posted 2 years ago ago by admin

Researchers show sound waves can be used to hack everything from phones to fitness trackers Technique uses accelerometers found in millions of gadgets Precisely tuned acoustic tones can trick them into registering movement This could be used to create backdoors into devices, researchers warn   Sound waves could be used to hack into critical sensors […]

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Posted 2 years ago ago by admin

Security expert says hackers can attack your device via dozens of popular iOS apps Will Strafach, a security expert, has posted a list of apps at risk on his blog Apps are vulnerable to attack when data is sent from the phone to the cloud Hackers might be able to intercept financial or medical details […]

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Posted 2 years ago ago by admin

WHACK THE HACKERS Your smartphone can be HACKED by nasty thieves in five simple steps unless you follow this simple advice Mobile security measures can be overcome in just five steps, so you’ll need to action to protect yourself POPULAR lock pattern systems can be cracked within just five attempts – and more complicated patterns are […]

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Posted 2 years ago ago by admin

Over 40 million mobile phones were lost or stolen worldwide last year. Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Mobile Phone Manufacturers (MPMs) are keen to work with consumers, regulators and law enforcement agencies to reduce the level of crime by preventing the sales and profitability of lost and stolen mobile phones. Fonreg provides a Real- Time […]

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