I was out with friends and this discussion came up as one of the fellows mentioned how he could do this. He grabbed the other person’s phone and actually did figure out the password!
I don’t know why I had never thought of this! Thanks to Android Forums for this!
In movies and on TV sneaky spy types have been able to gain access to password protected files and areas by using the smudges on a keypad to figure out a password. That is all fiction from film though right? A group of researchers claim that thosesmudges on your smartphone screencould in fact give away your password.
The attacks have been termed “smudge attacks” and the report comes by way of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. According to the paper, a hacker could use the smudges to infer the password. In the research, the team took photos of a screen and used a program to analyze the photos.
According to the researchers, over 90% of the time the software was able to find the correct password. The study use smartphones based on Android that use a graphic pattern to unlock the phone. The team is now looking at whether heat trails on a touchscreen could create a similar vulnerability.
Seriously what is the world coming to? Do you think the Carriers have the ability to cap overages? Uhm yes! Who really would want to pay or could afford to pay a $200,000 roaming bill? We train smartphone users on understanding what they are doing that ‘could’ potentially give them a heart attack when they view their phone bill after a trip! Even a $500.00 overage leaves a bad taste in your mouth after a great business or personal trip. I have had too many clients come to me after the fact with enormous bills, $400, $2500 , $17,000 or more. Each of these could have been mitigated had they understood their plans, how their smartphones work and some confusing terminology.
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BlackBerry Internet Service BIS, is set up on your BlackBerry. It allows you to forward your personal or business email to the handheld. Some accounts like GMAIL will also sync contacts and calendar but may not. BlackBerry Desktop Software is used to sync Calendar, Contacts, Tasks and Notes if it is not sync’d by the email provider.
BlackBerry Enterprise Server. It gives your BlackBerry access to a corporate email and everything is wirelessly sync’d so you do NOT need BlackBerry Desktop Software to sync. BES gives the BES administrator control over what the devices can and cannot do. For example, the BES admin may push a password policy to the device and the end user must abide by it. There are over 500 policies that can be pushed.
In conclusion (from CrackBerry)
BIS provides a direct link between your phone and your wireless provider, but after that all traffic essentially goes out over the Internet. Any and all security becomes the responsibility of the BlackBerry application in question, so there are no security guarantees. That said, BIS does a good job at providing Internet and email support and, best of all-- you don’t have to set anything up.
BES provides what is essentially a direct link between your phone and your office environment. It’s very secure, flexible, and gives your company control over all aspects of the BlackBerry. There is a certain ‘baseline’ security inherent in all data transactions, and your IT department can always disable your BlackBerry if it’s been compromised.
Smaller companies, or individuals, are well served by BIS—it provides you with almost everything you need. Larger organizations, with their own internal mail systems and other infrastructure, should definitely be using BES.
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New feature may end up costing you a ton of money! If you noticed under
It is the ability to use your BlackBerry as a hotspot for other devices to connect to your BlackBerry for access to the internet and you MAY be charged.
I called Bell support BEFORE I used to double check and was told no charges would apply. Then my bill came….so I tweeted @Bell_Mobility and @Bell_support and no response. I then emailed email@example.com and again no response. Grrrrrr….Customer service is so horrid. Anyhow. I finally stayed on hold to call Bell yet again and was told it was considered tethering and my plan doesn’t allow that. PLEASE check with your carrier if you are going to use the Mobile Hotspot option. I don’t want you getting a huge bill!
I hate things “in” my ears and the only headset I have liked so far is the Sony wired one my hubby bought be for my birthday last year. They don’t feel like anything is IN my ears. I have tried numerous Bluetooth ones that I just don’t like. So, as a lark and for a joke at my training sessions I bought this “old school” phone attachment. Surprisingly, I actually have used it. Ha ha. Ok, not in public but at the office. Too funny?
BEFORE – Can you tell it isn’t anything but a regular old phone?