(1st August 2013)
If you have children it is important to read, Wireless Risk Management
Wireless technologies are everywhere, providing convenience, and portability. Being able to communicate from anywhere, plus being able to get on the Internet and find information in an instant, are some of the benefits of using wireless technologies.
There are down sides to this. Their portability leaves them venerable to theft and forget fullness. Being connected to other systems and networks, leaves them constantly venerable to hacking attacks, virus infections and malware installations.
Here are some practical things you can do to improve security for mobile devices.
1. Have a decent password for access, at least 8 to 12 characters long, made up of upper, and lower case letters, plus symbols. Don’t use simple dictionary words with a birth date and a few numbers. These are very easy to break.
2. Install mobile security software, virus scanners, malware and sypware removers, plus encryption tools. Use encryption to prevent easy access to private files, photos and data, from hackers.
3. Set up a device recovery system that allows you to track where the device is located. Great if you have just misplaced it somewhere. If you forget where you left it, this type of tool will allow you to track it from your home computer, laptop or mobile phone. There are remote recovery tools available, suitable for your Apple, Windows and Android based tablets and phones.
4. Make sure you also set up remote wipe/erase option if you set up one of these remote tracking systems. The device may not be recoverable, or has sensitive data on it that you want keep away from prying eyes. Being able to erase all your sensitive personal information quickly, could be more important than the device. Remote wipe software erases the entire system, and restores it to the factory settings. It has to be set up on the device you want to recover or erase, plus another phone, tablet, or computer you own.
Unfortunately no device is perfectly secure no matter which make and model you purchase. If you make the effort to follow the above suggestions, it will make it much more secure, and provide you with some peace of mind.
For wireless convenience, we are placing at risk the health of generations of children!
All mobile wireless devices are a source of microwave radiation. Microwave radiation was classed as a 2B carcinogen by the WHO in 2011, so limiting your exposure is important. Large numbers of independent peer review studies are showing this could potentially be a major health issue. All ionizing or non ionizing radiation is cumulative. Pregnant women, children, and and particularly girls, are much more sensitive to radiation than adults.
There is no safe level of microwave radiation exposure for children.
In this video British microwave military expert Barrie Trower, explains why tablets, wireless computers,
baby monitors, cell and cordless phones, plus other microwave radiation devices are NOT safe for children.
National Day Of Action Against Smart Meters with Jerry Flynn
Wifi in Schools, The Facts
Download and printout this free WiFi Safety Guide, it has practical suggestions on how to limit your family's WiFi exposure. http://sccc.org.au/wifi/microwave-safety-chart.pdf
Free WiFi Safety Guide
Children’s Health Expert Panel: Cell Phones & Wi-Fi Are Children, Fetuses and Fertility at Risk?
Safe & Smart 4 r Kids - reduce wireless radiation
Wifi in schools web site.
Why WiFi is bad for children.
This short video clearly explains the risks of WiFi to children, take the time to watch it.
Professor Magda Havas of Trent University.
In this video there are demonstrations of how wireless household appliances such as portable phones, WiFi base stations and DECT baby monitors, broadcast constant microwave radiation, that is similar in intensity to being a few hundred meters away from a large cell phone tower. In this video you will be introduced to several cell antenna studies that show the microwave radiation that is emitted by these towers are harmful to human health.
Cancer Officially Number One Cause of Childhood Death in U.S.
Practical things you can do to reduce your family's exposure to Microwave Radiation.
The more wireless devices you have turned on in your house at one time, the more intense will be the microwave radiation exposure to your family and the neighbours. Think about it. In a home of a family of four, each person could have a mobile phone, a tablet computer, their own laptop, a cordless phone system, game console, wireless access point, or mobile broadband device.
All of these devices radiate significant amounts of microwave radiation individually. Combined, this adds up to a very significant exposure. Train the family to turn them off, or use alternative technologies! A lot of people don’t even own a mobile phone and they survive! Some people are far more sensitive than others to this type of radiation and can suffer significant symptoms, in a very short period of time.
Ideally stop using wireless devices altogether and use wired connections, or at least use methods to reduce you and your family's exposure. Doing this not only limits your exposure, but also the exposure to everyone around you! When it comes to microwave radiation, distance is your friend. Each doubling of the distance from a microwave transmitting device quarters the radiation exposure.
1. Turn devices off when not in use! Buy wireless devices with a physical on off wireless switch. Turning the wireless device off has an added benefit, it lessens the time available for someone to hack into the device. Wireless devices such as printers, access points, cordless phones, baby monitors, WiFi routers and tablets etc, can send out very strong microwave signals constantly when left on.
2. A lot of wireless modems and access points will allow you to turn down the wireless transmission signal strength in their software settings. Lower the wireless signal transmission strength to the lowest possible level you can, to get everything working well with a 3 to 4 bar signal strength.
3. Place wireless access points and mobile broadband devices as far away from you as practical. It is suggested to put mobile broadband USB devices on a 5 meter USB extension cable. This is so you place the device away from you. You can then also use it like an aerial, to find the best signal strength location. Don’t place these devices on your lap or on your person. Use texting, speaker phone or a corded earpeiece when using a mobile phone.
4. Only have the device’s wireless and bluetooth functions turned on when necessary. Remember there can be more than one wireless type built into a device, WiFi as well a bluetooth etc. You can turn off these functions in the laptop, mobile phone and tablet settings. This will also improve security.
5. Sleeping with these devices in your bedroom, bed, or under your pillow. is a fire hazard, and also a health hazard.
6. Replacing a cordless phone system with an old style corded phone will greatly reduce the amount of microwave radiation emanating through your house, and your head.
7. Smart meters / Digital meters are being rolled out, and these devices put out a very powerful wireless signal. Act now to opt out of having them installed in your home or business power box. http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Smart-Meter-Installation-Protection-Kit-Updated.pdf
Act responsibly! USA statistics indicate ~25% of car accidents are now atributed to mobile phone use, and specifically texting while driving.
Download this WiFi Safetyguide from http://www.sccc.org.au/wifi/microwave-safety-chart.pdf
Watch these two very informative videos on the biological effects of microwave radiation, based on lots of independent research from all over the world.
Wake up call video part 1
Wake up call video part 2
Some practical devices you can purchase that will reduce your microwave radiation exposure.
Mobile Phones and the Blood Brain Barrier
Freedom and Privacy being eroded by Technology!
What Wireless Security
© Peter Daley 2013
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