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All You Wanted To Know About Cell Phone Security

Mar 29, 2008
The technology of digital communication has literally revolutionized the way people are living their life now. The advent of cell phone technology has brought the distance barrier down to the lowest. Cell phones are no longer perceived as a prized possession of the well-off. It has found its way into the hands of every next person you witness around you.

With the huge of use of cellular phones, quite a few companies around the world have woken up the business potentiality of this digital device. As a result, cell phone manufactures are vying with each other to capture the most sizable segment of the cell phone consumers by offering the best cell phone services at the lowest possible price. Moreover, they are spending thousands of dollars on research and development to outdo each other in the race of offering the most advanced technology to the cell phone users.

On the flipside, the burgeoning use of cell phones around the planet has given rise to many threats that are associated with it. Starting from theft of cell phones to radiation effect, cell phones have unleashed an array of threats the cell phone users around the world must be careful about.

Following are some of the possibilities that you cell phone can be subjected to:

Theft: Swanky cell phones are an emerging fashion norm these days; without a doubt, equally rising is the number of cell phone theft cases. With high-end cell phones models being the desire of every ambitious executive, they also become the target of kleptomaniacs who can lift cell phones at the drop of a hat. Hence, the swankier your cell phone, the more vulnerable it can becomes to the possibility of being lifted. Always make sure that you don`t leave your cell phone away from you carelessly. Besides, you should immediately inform your cell phone service provider to block or suspend your account to avoid misuse of your cell phone.

Cloning: Cloning refers to the practice of illegally charging calls to someone else`s account. When it comes to Cloning, Analog cell phones are prone to be misused to a large extent. However, if you are using a Digital cell phone, you are mostly safe from this potential threat. Cloning, as a matter of fact, can drain your account. Hence, you need to be extra careful about thing factor.

Security: Since conversations through wireless devices are transmitted using radio frequencies, it is likely that anyone can eavesdrop on your private conversation using radio scanners. However, if you are using a digital wireless phone, you are less vulnerable. The reason why digital wireless conversation is secured is that its conversations are encoded and difficult for anyone to eavesdrop on.

Insurance: Insurance is the safest way to ensure that even if your cell phone is stolen, you are likely to be compensated for it. Even if you lose your phone, cell phone insurance provider will provide to cover the loss. However, the insurance services may differ from one service provider to another. Hence, before you take up the service of any particular service provider, just make sure that it is the best one around; at least for your specific purpose.

The above are some of the circumstances where any cell phone user can find themselves in. Buying a cell phone can be an exhilarating experience; however, not being careful about your proud possession can bring you countless agony. Hence, it is really important to take care of your cell phone and cell phone services to ensure that you lead peaceful life. Provide for your cell phone in such a way that it ensure security, safety and longevity of your of cell phone.
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This article can be accessed in portuguese from the Article section of page www.polomercantil.com.br/celular.php
Roberto Sedycias works as IT consultant for www.PoloMercantil.com.br
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