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06/28/2013 Text Messaging Vital to Businesses

Text messaging remains vital to businesses, both from a customer and an employee standpoint, a new survey shows.

According to a survey of nearly 550 mobile phone owners, 36% subscribe to receive mobile messages from businesses, and 90% of them opt to receive the messages from one to five businesses.

The study by Chicago-based wireless messaging specialist Infinite Convergence Solutions surveyed 547 consumers on their mobile messaging habits and behaviors.

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06/26/2013 Hijacked Text Messages

Out of band authentication — communicating with a customer outside of his mobile banking app to verify his identity or a specific transaction — is a generally respected means of deflecting mobile banking fraud.

But RSAs Anti-Fraud Command Center on Monday found and reported on a Trojan called Bugat that has been updated to hijack out-of-band authentication codes sent to bank customers via SMS. This does not mean out-of-band authentication via text messaging is useless, but it can be compromised using a dated, unsophisticated piece of malware.

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06/24/2013 Text Messaging to Communicate with Aliens

With UFO sightings occurring on a daily basis, astronomers and companies are developing methods to communicate with extraterrestrial life via test messaging and a $1 billion telescope.

According to Design & Trend, startup company Lone Signal intends to develop a way to send messages to faraway star Gliese 526, a star commonly believed to contain extraterrestrial life.

The company reportedly wants to turn the space messaging venture into a business, using a leased radio telescope and allowing users to send up to four messages for 99 cents.

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06/13/2013 Court Verdict Cartoon


Court Verdict Cartoon


06/11/2013 Tips for Using Cell Phones

While there are no specific, explicitly stated rules for how, when, and what one should text, there is undoubtedly an unspoken standard of what is appropriate and inappropriate to text. With texting's being an immensely popular and increasingly widespread means of communication, the value of understanding text messaging etiquette is growing increasingly important.

Tips for Using Cell Phones


06/07/2013 New Swiss Army Phone Cartoon

Swiss Army Phone Cartoon


06/06/2013 Severe Weather Alerts Subscription

Weather is unpredictable there are services that will send notifications of severe weather to your phone. Here are two such services:

Weather.com - Fee based service for weather notifications
WeatherUSA  - Free option and less expensive pay option for weather notifcations.
List of Weather Notification Services - Variety of services some free, some premium


06/05/2013 Tornado App

The tornado warning app puts everything you need to know to prepare for a tornado – and all that comes with it – in the palm of your hand. With interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to be ready.

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06/04/2013 New Android Virus Forwards Text Messages

A new Trojan malware infecting Android phones is capable of intercepting inbound text messages and forwarding them to hackers. The malware, called Android.Pincer.2.origin, is particularly troubling because it can easily thwart the two-step verification systems employed by online banking, email and social media accounts.

The malware, discovered by Russian antivirus company Doctor Web, spreads as a fake security certificate that tricks users into thinking they need to install it on their Android phones.

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06/03/2013 How Do You Backup Text Messages?

It helps a lot if you use an Android phone, where your only hard part is deciding which app you want to use for the job.

And on that operating system, one of the most popular choices is the free SMS Backup+. Once you connect the app to your Gmail account, it automatically backs up your texts and multimedia messages to Gmail

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05/29/2013 PageGate Message Notification

If you own the GetMail module, you can configure PageGate to email you a notification any time a message succeeds or fails in the program.

PageGate Message Notification


05/29/2013 Google Shuts Down SMS Search

After trying to perform searches via Google SMS Search last week, many users discovered that the mobile search service had been discontinued.

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