[FoRK] How safe is the data on your cellphone?

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Wed Apr 20 06:19:14 PDT 2011


I'm sure accessing your onboard ECU to use your speed history against 
you will be the next step.

Greg

On 4/20/2011 6:17 AM, Russell Turpin wrote:
> The ACLU has been raising questions about devices that Michigan and
> Virginia police use to extract data from the smartphones of stopped
> motorists:
>
> http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20055431-1.html
> http://www.techeye.net/security/virginia-coppers-steal-phone-data
>
> An interesting question with regard to smart phones is how well they
> protect their data. I doubt the password option most provide does
> anything more than lock out the casual individual who finds your
> phone. (And is that even desirable? What is the point of including an
> ICE # in your contact list, if the EMT who might try to use that is
> blocked by your password?)
>
> It seems to me that phone data security is pretty poorly thought out.
> While more and more data is being put on them. And more financial
> transactions are done through them.
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