Your Smartphone: What's it Saying to Cyber-Criminals?
This week, how weíre haemorrhaging personal information through our smartphones. We hear how snoopers can eavesdrop on your mobile signals while youíre out in public to track down your home address. A computer scientist tells us what he discovered on a bunch of second-hand mobile phones picked up off eBay, and the website that grades the threat's you face from any app yu install. Plus, the stories making the headlines from the world of science and technology, including figuring out how much dark matter is in the Milky Way, and a breath test to diagnose Parkinsonís Disease...
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how do we do it?
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What can we do to defend ourselves against cyber-criminals exploiting smartphones to steal our personal data?
Iíve heard that London cab drivers get bigger parts of their brain from having to know where all the roads are and Iím wondering if the bit of my brain that makes my right thumb type text messages on my phone might also be changing?