The breach of mobile phone systems shows just how vulnerable personal, corporate, and national security networks really are.
(PRWEB) July 13, 2011
The British tabloid, News of the World, is alleged to have illegally eavesdropped on the phone messages of murder and terrorist victims, politicians and celebrities with almost 4,000 potential victims identified by Police.
The hacking scandal has spurred a full scale investigation in Great Britain and made international headlines, casting doubt upon the security practices currently employed by British telecom companies.
According to the BBC, investigators believe News of the World engaged in both rudimentary and sophisticated hacking techniques to gain access to the private voicemails of some of the nation’s most high profile individuals. Vigilante Bespoke, an Anglo-American cyber security company is now arming individuals and organizations with the tools to fight back and protect themselves.
Rob Pope, CEO of Vigilante Bespoke dissects the scandal, stating, “The breach of mobile phone systems shows just how vulnerable personal, corporate, and national security networks really are. It is our goal to ensure that every individual and organization has the inherent right to privacy, safety, and security.”
Mr. Pope encourages individuals to increase the security of their mobile phones by employing the following tips:
1. Ensure the default voicemail password code is removed and replaced by a set of secure digits. Easily guessable passwords such as 1234 or your birthday should be avoided.
2. Ensure your mobile device has a pin code set for access and automatically wipes the phone if too many access failures occur.
3. Turn on encryption if the mobile device offers it, including removable memory cards. Personal photos and data should then be safe if the phone is mislaid or stolen.
4. Be very selective about what applications are installed, malware and hacker toolkits have been found in applications purporting to be games and other genuine applications.
5. Be cautious of the WiFi networks you connect to; if your phone is configured to automatically connect to a network, switch this off.
As featured on the BBC, Vigilante Bespoke is a leading IT security and management provider; specializing in protecting and managing technology for high-profile individuals, celebrities, and companies who have confidential data. With offices in London and Los Angeles, Vigilante Bespoke provides a fully managed and easy-to-use system to ensure mobile phones, emails, computers, home networking, and internet use are kept private and secure at all times.
Interested parties are asked to contact Vigilante Bespoke for free and confidential consultation at:
UK: +44 (0)845 299 7669
US: (888) 929-0007
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