Protect your mobile phone ...
Picture this: You're at lunch with a client, discussing the terms of a new contract. Your BlackBerry sits on the table next to a glass of iced tea. And a competitor is using cell phone spy software to hijack your phone's speaker and listen to every word of your meeting.
Far-fetched? Not really. The technology to track, intercept calls and messages, and log on to a mobile phone remotely is cheap and easy to purchase on the internet.
At this point, cell phone spy software needs to be downloaded directly to your phone, so you can protect yourself by observing some basic cell phone security practices. Read more about those practices in Protecting Your BlackBerry.
Support a good cause ...
Robert Siciliano recently appeared on Good Morning America to discuss cell phone spy software. You can view that segment here.
Robert's book, The Safety Minute: Living on High Alert; How to take Control of Your Personal Security and Prevent Fraud is now available as a $1.99 iPhone app. I'd encourage you to download the book here. Not only is it a worthwhile investment in your personal security, but Robert's proceeds from the app are being donated to Healing Little Hearts, a charity that's helping Children's Hospital Boston treat and cure pediatric heart defects.