Is your phone being hacked by criminals?

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Is your phone being hacked by criminals?
« on: 18/09/2014 17:00:11 »
What information can hackers get from your mobile phone? Is connecting to public wifi safe?
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« Reply #1 on: 25/09/2014 23:46:00 »
Generally creditable and covers the points.  But not all.  Certain very obvious if techical questions are ignored.  This is typical of reporting on technical exposures: the things that make the risks less scary, are not reported.  Why is that?
   
About how wifi hackers could steal your facebook password.  They can't: even the facebook password is sent over an https connection.  Which means it's industrial level encryption.  Right?  Why no mention?

More and more sites use https connections for almost all communications.  For example, check your browser when you log onto facebook.  Sure enough, it's an https connection as you log in.  
   
Then look AFTER you log on... you start looking at your messages and responding to them.  These days... even THAT is sent encrypted over https.  

I just find it curious why such well-known factors are ALWAYS ignored on these shows about security scares...