Tuesday, 10 March 2015

i-Phone not even on the list !!

A surprising article from The Register following the publishing of a list of only nine mobile phones that are really compatible with car kits. 

Although the ITU has not named the worst performing phones, it does explain that only 30% of phones tested passed.  Also, surprising  (in view of the fact that models evolve so quickly) is that the testing was carried out over a year ago and the test results only just made public!

The article has sparked a debate (see comments) as to whether a hand-free mobile is any safer. 

What are your thoughts?  Do you actively use your mobile hands-free or do you engage a "no phones" policy when driving?

For full article:-

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/06/itu_dont_use_your_iphone_in_your_car/

Monday, 2 March 2015

Do you visit health related web pages?

If you do and lets face it, we've probably all checked out a symptom or two on line, your privacy may be at risk with nine out of ten visits having data leaked to the likes of Google, Facebook and Experian. 

In January the USA's flagship Healthcare.gov was berated for leaking private data and with WebMD.com being the 106th most popular site in the USA, the problem is not a small one.

For a further read and  tips from Mark Stockley on  how to prevent your info being leaked, check out the link from Naked Security below:

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/02/26/how-nine-out-of-ten-healthcare-pages-leak-private-data/

Scary stuff indeed.