CyberThreats Daily: Your mom, gf, bf – spying on your phone and email?

Three in five parents snoop on their teenager’s email and calling habits, but teenagers themselves are almost as guilty of checking out the communications history of their partners.

The survey was conducted by online store Retrevo, which reports that almost half of those under 25 admit to examining their partner’s devices when the partner is out of the room. Older couples aren’t quite so intrusive, with only about 30 per cent admitting to illicit snooping, but that’s probably ‘cos they can’t work out how to use their own phones, let alone someone else’s. Read full article on The Register.

How safe is your iPhone data?

The greatest current risk for iPhone owners is not viruses or malicious web pages, it is the danger that the phone might fall into someone else’s hands. Although iPhones do offer elaborate security mechanisms, these mechanisms won’t stand up to an imaginative hacker. The H Security has the story.

Is Your Voicemail Wide Open?

The “phone-hacking” scandal that has gripped the U.K. is now making waves in USA as well. For years, it has been a poorly-kept secret that some of the world’s largest wireless providers rely on caller ID information to verify that a call to check voicemail is made from the account holder’s mobile phone. Unfortunately, this means that if you haven’t set up your voicemail account to require a PIN for access, your messages may be vulnerable to snooping by anyone who has access to caller ID “spoofing” technology. Read more on Krebs on Security.


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