New smartphone bug puts Android devices at risk

New smartphone bug puts Android devices at risk
New trojanised adware has been discovered by mobile security firm Lookout, which is thought to affect over 20,000 popular apps available on the Google Play store. Some of the malware posing as a legitimate version of the most popular apps include imitations of Candy Crush, Facebook, GoogleNow, Snapchat, Twitter, WhatsApp and many more. Adware is traditionally used to aggressively push ads, but it is now becoming compromised.…

Are you using your smartphone securely?

Are you using your smartphone securely?
Smartphones are so ubiquitous in our daily lives that it is easy to forget they only started to take off in 2007, with the launch of the first Apple iPhone. And they are becoming even more useful with each successive generation, being used for an increasing range of purposes - the release of Apple Pay stands as testament to that, as smartphones may soon even replace our…

Make money for Christmas by recycling your unwanted mobile phones

With thousands of new smartphones being bought by app-hungry consumers all over the UK every month, it’s no surprise that the number of unwanted mobile phones being thrown away into landfill sites is now greater than ever before Why recycling phones is important If we don’t recycle our old phones, over time, the components that are contained within mobile phones break down and release toxins…

Delete Your Data Before You Sell

There are now many ways that you can sell a mobile phone and as people who want to give you lots of money for your old handset, we are all for it. However, what so many people fail to do is to delete contacts and messages from their old phone, but just send it straight out to the new owner. Even worse, since the introduction…

Mobile Phones and Safety

Keeping you and your mobile phone happy and safe is a top priority in both our books. Street safety means more than just being able to sell your mobile to us when you’re ready, it means being vigilant about body language, travel decisions and everyday living. Remember the days of calling home from street pay phones? Nostalgic as that may have been, a world with…

Selling mobile phones securely

There is more than one way to sell old mobile phones. You could try and find a mate who could use one- pick on whichever of your friends has the worst and oldest phone- or put an ad on Gumtree, sell on an online auction site or in a local paper. You’d have to take a picture of the phone, find out the exact make,…

Remember to Delete Personal Data from Your Phone!

Mobile phone recycling is great for both your pocket AND the environment. But before handing in your old mobiles for cash, it’s important to make sure your data doesn’t get passed on with your old phone. Photos, phone numbers, text messages and even settings should be removed before you sell your mobile phone. Most folks buy online these days, but if you bought your new…