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Is keeping all your personal information on your Smartphone is safe?

Between saving your appointments and personal particulars in a physical organizer vs your Smartphone…which one is better?

It is convenient to have all in one place. To have everything you need to help you multitask and lead a productive life. But in the February edition of the Malaysian Chip magazine, it showed how your mobike phone and your laptop’s camera could be used to secretly record and obtain personal, even intiminate information about you.

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The excerpt taken from the magazine shows how your mobile phone could function as a secret spy and recording device.

For now, most of the information is used ‘innocently’ for advertisers to obtain information like your demographics and location so that they could feature an ad that would ‘best serve your needs’.

Imagine what it does if these info goes into the hands of unscrupulous parties.

Still, for those of us who have a Smartphone, it is hard to imagine life without it. My Note seriously offer so much of convenience for me to check email, update info and moderate comments….as well as blogging on the go.

The best would be to ensure that you should never have anything such as pictures and videos that you do not want everyone to see, and the passwords to your online sites should not be stored in your mobile phone or computer. Don’t activate the phone’s internal GPS that can tie to your presize location.

And delete apps that you have downloaded but never use.

Now…. I understand why there are some people in this world who refused to have their online banking profile activated. But this may be a bit too far… for if the bank’s site is really being hacked- numerous customers would be affected. Just ensure you never click on links from email to access any secured sites. Instead open the browser and type the url of the site directly.

Keep your PC’s anti-virus up todate th protect yourself.

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