Mobile Phone Forensics - A brief introduction

Written by Simon Steggles

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A more recent development in this technology isrepparttar cellular transmitter location, which is used to assist agencies in pinpointingrepparttar 148733 approximate whereabouts ofrepparttar 148734 investigated. This sort of investigation technique was first used in a very high profile case inrepparttar 148735 United Kingdom, namelyrepparttar 148736 murder of two young girls in a town called Soham called Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells, ( This technology is relatively new and although proved in a British court of law, does not necessarily mean that it is accepted throughoutrepparttar 148737 world. There are of course downsides to this technology. Simply by passingrepparttar 148738 mobile phone in question to a colleague or accomplice with a disregard forrepparttar 148739 law would mean thatrepparttar 148740 phone in question would be in another place atrepparttar 148741 time of a phone call, and therefore not be atrepparttar 148742 scene ofrepparttar 148743 crime in question. There is alsorepparttar 148744 problem with ‘Pay-As-You-Go’ type of phones, which have no legal tie torepparttar 148745 owner. This is something which is still to be addressed.

Author: Simon Steggles Director Disklabs Data Recovery and Computer Forensics including Mobile Phone Forensics

"Ifrepparttar 148746 automobile had followedrepparttar 148747 same development cycle asrepparttar 148748 computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get one million miles torepparttar 148749 gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside." - Robert X Cringely

Simon Steggles is a Director of Disklabs Data Recovery and Computer Forensics Services, (including Mobile Phones), and is based in the UK. His professional background includes working in Naval Intelligence, a brief stint in selling computer components, and helping build 1st Computer Traders Ltd, (, Disklabs, (, and Mobile Phone Forensics, (

Cell Phones Safety - Are They a Risk ?

Written by Martin Smith

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Place your phone within relatively easy reach so you don't have to fumble for it. You might not be able to getrepparttar phone without taking your attention offrepparttar 148357 road. The safest way to handle calls while you are driving is to let your voice mail pick uprepparttar 148358 call. You can always call whomever it was that called you. Do not take notes, or look for a phone number while driving. If you absolutely must dial a number while driving punch two or three numbers then look atrepparttar 148359 road and so on.

Cell phones operate using radio frequencies (RF) to make and receive calls. Government standards call for a low SAR. If it is a high number there is a serious risk of radiation emissions from your phone into your ear. High emissions heat tissue in very muchrepparttar 148360 same manner as a microwave oven does. This essentially cooksrepparttar 148361 tissue. Onrepparttar 148362 other hand however, low emissions have not been proven to cause any health risks. You can minimizerepparttar 148363 amount of exposure to radiation by properly using your antenna or not blocking it. If an antenna is blocked it begins to heat up andrepparttar 148364 radiation only has one place to go your ear. Usually if you hold your phone atrepparttar 148365 bottom ofrepparttar 148366 phone you probably won't block your antenna.

You can use your cell phone to call for help inrepparttar 148367 event of an emergency; emergency calls are free. Use your cell phone to be a 'Good Samaritan.' If you see an accident, a car onrepparttar 148368 side ofrepparttar 148369 road with mechanical trouble, or a crime in progress, call 911. If someone is in danger you can call 911 as well. An example of this follows: while driving across a bridge I noted that a group of kids jumping fromrepparttar 148370 edge ofrepparttar 148371 bridge intorepparttar 148372 water below. There were sharp rocks below and anything could have happened.

Identity theft is also a serious concern with cellular phones. There is technology available that enablesrepparttar 148373 recording of your frequencies, they are then decoded, and can be programmed into another phone using your information. People have been known to run up astronomical bills using this method. In recent weeks a new device has come onrepparttar 148374 market that jams cell phone signals rendering cell phones in a radius of just a few miles useless. Be responsible, be safe, and be a considerate cell phone user.

Martin Smith is a successful freelance writer providing advice for consumers on purchasing a variety of Cell phone plans His numerous articles provide a wonderfully researched resource of interesting and relevant information for all of your phone interests and needs.

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