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Old 04-18-2016, 11:05 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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You should know that hackers are able to exploit a security hole in the cell system to get into your smartphone, listen in, and even turn on your camera. To do this, all hackers need is your phone number, or in some cases just ... tap your phone.
Hacking Your Phone - CBS News
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Old 04-19-2016, 05:28 AM
 
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Phone security?

After watching the segment on 60Minutes last weekend its obvious to me you have no phone security.
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Old 04-19-2016, 05:41 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Oh they can listen to mine I talk a lot about sex LOL .. No I know it is an serious issue now days. I have AVG installed as well I am not downloading stuff that easy. This issue begun since the smart phone exisit in the world. By the way your video freaked me enough

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Old 04-19-2016, 07:36 AM
 
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Fortunately I never graduated to a smart phone. Mine is stupider than a fire hydrant.
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Fortunately I never graduated to a smart phone. Mine is stupider than a fire hydrant.
Having a dumb phone won't protect you from being listened to or having the camera turned on.
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Old 04-20-2016, 12:24 AM
 
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Phonewise I'm as secure as one can get as i dont own a cell phone..
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Old 04-20-2016, 02:51 AM
 
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Having a dumb phone won't protect you from being listened to or having the camera turned on.
What camera? It is a freakin' dumb ass prehistoric mobile phone, not an entertainment center.
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Old 04-20-2016, 01:51 PM
 
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Default Thank you so much for posting this, Elnina! WOW!!!

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You should know that hackers are able to exploit a security hole in the cell system to get into your smartphone, listen in, and even turn on your camera. To do this, all hackers need is your phone number, or in some cases just ... tap your phone.
Hacking Your Phone - CBS News
Thank you so much for posting this, Elnina! WOW!!!

I haven't seen the video, only just read a little past (or I think "passed,"-->MEH) the point in which the hacker...err...intrudes into the conversation!

Scary, of course, but IT'S SO COOOOOLLL!!!! Minus the evil that can be done with it...but other than that...this is like a really cool thriller/suspense dramatic production!

-Much love to you, and thanks again!
Smooth

Last edited by SmoothELiker; 04-20-2016 at 01:53 PM.. Reason: "Past" or "passed?" That is the question. O_o :P
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Old 04-20-2016, 02:09 PM
 
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Default Well, on a second note....

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Thank you so much for posting this, Elnina! WOW!!!

I haven't seen the video, only just read a little past (or I think "passed,"-->MEH) the point in which the hacker...err...intrudes into the conversation!

Scary, of course, but IT'S SO COOOOOLLL!!!! Minus the evil that can be done with it...but other than that...this is like a really cool thriller/suspense dramatic production!

-Much love to you, and thanks again!
Smooth
So...on a second note, I have completed the entire article. That...was scary. The end.

What started off as "COOL," ended in:

LOL!
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Old 04-21-2016, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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And as they even said in that piece: "Of course, most people don't have to worry about being hacked."
We simply aren't interesting enough.
Politicians? Celebs? Yep. Us? Not so much.
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