Infographic reveals the top ten dangerous things that we're doing with our smartphones
posted by Alan F. / Feb 02, 2014, 3:07 AM
Skipping ahead, number four deals with the 156 million phishing emails sent daily. Don't click on links inside fraudulent emails. Many smartphone owners do. Most legitimate correspondences from a major corporation will not ask for your account number, password or social security number. And if you're away on vacation, don't post your photos to a social network while you're still away. 75% of convicted burglars say that this is how others in their line of business find their victims.
Is your smartphone, ahem, naked? 25% of smartphone owners don't use a case. While certain models might have fantastic build quality, a case still can buffer the shock of a dropped handset. And many cases are water resistant.
These are just a select few of the top ten. Check out the slideshow for all ten of the most dangerous things we do with our smartphones, and feel free to provide your own entries or list in the comment box below.
source: ProtectYourBubble via VentureBeat
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I don't put a case on, and don't have insurance, the rest I'm free of. This infogragh makes heeps of sense cause I hear my friends getting their little siblings buying stuff like games etc via play store without the confirmation of passwords, sucks for them but for me.....funny.
posted on Feb 02, 2014, 3:19 AM 6
Not getting a smartphone insurance and not using a case are on a whole other level compared to running the risk of having your bank account hacked or identity stolen. It's a bit silly they even chose to include those two with the other serious risks.
posted on Feb 02, 2014, 4:53 AM 9
Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011
Agreed. I mean insurance with their prices now aren't really worth it. 10/month + 100 dollar deductable? No, I'll put 100 in the bank plus the 10/month and have enough with interest after a year to buy a used replacement of the same thing.
posted on Feb 02, 2014, 10:12 AM 4
For #5, I'm assuming it would be safe to post pics while on vacation as long as your social media page is set to private and only viewable by friends and relatives you trust.. or is there still a big risk in doing so?
posted on Feb 02, 2014, 3:20 AM 0
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You have probably received "friendship" invitations from complete strangers, be it from people who amass hundreds of "friends" just because or from unscrupulous crooks posing as an innocent silly teenager.
posted on Feb 02, 2014, 11:04 AM 0
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I've never understood this. I think I have 80-100 friends on social media.....But I'm actually friends with all of them in real life. (some are relatives, but you get the point). I visit some of their pages and they have like 500-1000 friends and it gets to the point where you have to ask why? You're not friends with that many people, so why request their online "friendship"?
posted on Feb 02, 2014, 12:10 PM 0
I wouldn't accept "friendship" invitations from people who I don't recognize or even people that I may have seen, but personally don't know. I wouldn't own a social media page with "big numbers" for status either so I'm not sure I'm following along with your comment. Would there still be simple ways for complete strangers to hack into your private social media page or something?
posted on Feb 02, 2014, 2:55 PM 0
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Wao, I didn't know that I like to live with my smartphone so dangerously.
posted on Feb 02, 2014, 3:22 AM 0
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Who in the world would take and send pictures showing themselves naked? To show how big their "little bro" is?
posted on Feb 02, 2014, 4:17 AM 2
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posted on Feb 02, 2014, 4:53 AM 1
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Facebook and other sites encourage everyone to take photos with location services off...
posted on Feb 02, 2014, 6:10 AM 0
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