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Old 09-05-2016, 09:48 AM   #1
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Think that your smart phone is safe ??

After watching this 60 Minutes episode last night about hacking smartphones it just gave me the creeps....Do you think that your phone is relatively safe by having security on it ?? Think again....

Hacking Your Phone - 60 Minutes Videos - CBS News

Even a congressman's phone isn't safe and what the hackers can find out is disturbing to say the least..

Hacking into a congressman's phone - Videos - CBS News

How strangers can hack your phone..

How strangers can hack your phone - Videos - CBS News
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:21 AM   #2
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I think mine is safe, I use it the way it was intended to be used. I used it once to call my Chevy dealer when I was out shopping and my truck died and I used it again when my son called me on it to ask why I never used the phone. I told him that he gave it to me for emergencies and other then my truck breaking down I haven't had any. You want to put your entire life out there on it then good luck, didn't you post something the other day about your daughter depositing a check into her bank account on her phone?
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I think mine is safe, I use it the way it was intended to be used. I used it once to call my Chevy dealer when I was out shopping and my truck died and I used it again when my son called me on it to ask why I never used the phone. I told him that he gave it to me for emergencies and other then my truck breaking down I haven't had any. You want to put your entire life out there on it then good luck, didn't you post something the other day about your daughter depositing a check into her bank account on her phone?
That was just yesterday...She won't be doing that any longer with any of my checks...I don't do banking on my phone or use it to purchase anything, but my passwords to everything "were" all in my Cloud account but not any longer...

I remember my mother always telling me that she will always write checks and never get on the www for anything.."I made it all of these years without a computer, why would I want one now" was what she said all of the time....
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Old 09-05-2016, 11:51 AM   #4
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It is disturbing to know how easy it is for someone who knows how to hack your phone or computer and now of course your smart TV also I am sure can be hacked.
Just remember the federal government wants everyone to have these devices. This way they can track and monitor you if they care to. I am not worried though because our Government would never do that without our permission they our beyond reproach. I know this to be true because I read it on the internet.
I am not really concerned or paranoid for me personally cause I do not have large enough bank accounts for a professional to waste his time with.
I will admit that I have taken one security measure. I know longer masturbate in front of my computer,phone or TV while watching porn. I have gone back to looking at Magazines in a bedroom with lead lined walls to do that. No electronic devices what so ever in the room. I use candles cause with the new LED lighting they can probably see me. I am just thankful I am not a paranoid person.
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I had a discussion last night with a few friends about how not only your phone can be hacked but using debit cards to get gas at the pump, giving your card to a waiter or waitress at a restaurant along with other seemingly innocent purchases. We talked about a few family members who got heir debit cards hacked, one at gas station, the other is still working with the bank to retrieve their money.
I am not paranoid, but it just seems that dirt bags that are after your money, will somehow find a way to get it. Making purchases online, paying for your dinner or drinks while your out either with a CC or debit card is pretty much a way of life today and you have to protect your self as best as you can.
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Old 09-05-2016, 12:33 PM   #6
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Call me overly cautious but I won't have a debit card either, I only us
credit cards.
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Debit card vs credit card.
I never use my debit card for anything except cash withdrawls from my bank account that is dedicated to debits only and not tied to any other accounts. I only fund this account to supply my pocket cash needs on a limited basis.
The only credit cards I used are credit only and not combination credit/debit cards.
Credit cards carry some protection but debit cards have no protection and can be hacked to wipe out your full account with no recourse.
I would never use a cell phone for financial transactions and never an app to such.
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Good thread...A few months ago the wife and I went to a restaurant to eat in Florida. This wasn't far from the house that we are working on down there...well I am outside the next day on a ladder painting..my phone rings, I don't answer because of the number. It rings again so I answer it...it was my credit card company informing me that several purchases had been made in Virginia at a Lowe's, Target. etc on my account. I knew where my card information had been obtained because of the time it was out of my sight. I still had my receipt and the waiters name on it. Someone ate the cost of the items that were bought and it wasn't me. I am very aware now, only use my credit card when eating out at a restaurant I don't normally go to.
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Lots of good advice in this thread.
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One thing that I always look for when getting fuel is the security tag that is put on the door where the pump is programmed..It's thin and when the door is opened the tape tears rather easily..

A few months ago the station by my work had an issue where someone had access to the doors on a few of the pumps and card readers were put on those pumps...Each person that used a card on those pumps had their cc# stolen and probably used by the scammers...

Always look for the security tape ...
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