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Keep Your Bluetooth Secure

You're probably lugging around a lot of Bluetooth-enabled devices these days. And while it may be hard to leave home without them, smartphones, laptops, netbooks, iPads and Bluetooth headsets have unfortunately made us all sitting ducks for identity theft.

Those nasty hackers love using Bluetooth to steal your personal information, install malicious software on your devices, and possibly even record your private calls. The NERVE! But you don't have to make yourself an easy target.

If you're traveling, turn off your Bluetooth devices when they're not in use, and try to avoid using them in public places where you'll be sitting in the same spot for a long period of time. With Bluetooth, a hacker must obviously be within range of the device, so devices are much more difficult to hack when you're constantly on the move.

on Thu, 2011-05-26 17:00