Remember the old adage, “Never put anything into email you don’t want someone else to read.”
(Secretary Clinton, are you listening?)
Of course, with modern security software and pass codes (etc.) we needn’t worry about that with our smartphones, right?
(from Bayou Renaissance Man)
So you think your smartphone is secure?
Not according to CBS’s ’60 Minutes’ program.
Hering is a hacker himself, he’s the 30-something whiz who cofounded the mobile security company “Lookout” when he was 23. Lookout has developed a free app that scans your mobile phone for malware and alerts the user to an attack.
Sharyn Alfonsi: How likely is it that somebody’s phone has been hacked?
John Hering: In today’s world there’s really only — two types of companies or two types of people which are those who have been hacked and realize it and those who have been hacked and haven’t.
Sharyn Alfonsi: How much do you think people have been kind of ignoring the security of their cellphones, thinking, “I’ve got a passcode, I must be fine?”
John Hering: I think that most people have not really thought about their phones as computers. And that’s really starting to shift.
Sharyn Alfonsi: And that’s what you think– it’s like having a laptop now?
John Hering: Oh absolutely. I mean, your mobile phone is effectively a supercomputer in your pocket. There’s more technology in your mobile phone than was in, you know, the space craft that took man to the moon. I mean, it’s — it’s really unbelievable.
Sharyn Alfonsi: Is everything hackable?
John Hering: Yes.
Sharyn Alfonsi: Everything?
John Hering: Yes.
Sharyn Alfonsi: If somebody tells you, “You can’t do it.”
John Hering: I don’t believe it.
There’s much more at the link. Highly recommended – and disturbing – reading.