Avoid storing personal information on your phone. Consider very carefully what you store on your phone or Blackberry and why. If it would create a big disaster by falling into someone else’s hands, don’t store it. In the event your phone IS stolen, at least you can prevent the thief from accessing your important information.
Disable Bluetooth. Turn off your Bluetooth connection when you’re not using it to significantly decrease a phreaker’s opportunity to hack your phone with a nearby wireless connection.
Never open files or text messages from strangers. Those attachments could be anything from a keystroke logger to a virus that broadcasts your personal information.
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