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iPhone Warning

After a warning from prominent hacker, pod2g, Apple is warning iPhone users to be wary of messages being received via SMS. According to the source, a flaw in Apples software allows other hackers to change the appearance of incoming messages. Do not trust that new messages are coming from a well-known source. The hackers can use the flaw in software to change the phone number that the text appears to be coming from.

As of now, there doesn’t seem to be an immediate source for worry. Just be sure to pay attention and be cautious if you receive any text messages on your iPhone asking for any sensitive information. You cannot always be positive that what you are sending is being sent to an intended recipient.

Another way to protect yourself from hackers is to use the iMessage system. Apple has suggested to use this as your preferred messaging program because the senders information is verified, which prevents from these kinds of attacks.

Apple does take security for its users very seriously and are working to resolve the gap in information protection  in the iOS.

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2012 in Apple

 

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Google Gets You The 411 Via Text

Want another way to get the info you need on the go? With 411 calling costs up to $1.99 there has to be an easier way to find this same information regardless of the phone you have. Here is something you can use and all you need on your plan is the ability to send and receive text messages.

Simply text what you are looking (“Express Wireless Enfield Connecticut”) to 46645 and they almost instantly respond with the full name, address and telephone number of the item you had searched.

According to Googles’ Blog: Google SMS is a handy way to, say, get a listing for a nearby restaurant, find the definition of a word, or look up the price of a product, an area code or Zip code. You can even use Google SMS to calculate a tip. If your phone is enabled for text messages, just send your query to this 5-digit US shortcode: 46645 (GOOGL on most phones). Your query results are sent as text messages, not links. Learn more about using Google SMS on our help page or by sending a text message with the word ‘help’ to 46645.

It is said to be a completely free service by Google and through what I checked it does not come up as a Premium Messaging Service. So if you need some quick info on places to go or how to contact them just send a quick text to 46645.

For help or further instructions stop into one of our stores in Enfield, Ellington, Vernon or Stafford Connecticut.

– Sarah and your friends at Express Wireless

 

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