Reading the headlines today, you could get whiplash from the contrasting way in which the mobile revolution is being portrayed. For the "Root of All Evil" angle, consider these stories:
- A woman used her debit card to pay for a slot machine game app on her mobile phone and hours later discovered hundreds of illegitimate purchases totaling more than $5,000
- T-Mobile’s CEO revealed a breach affecting 15 million mobile users: "Records include information such as name, address and birthdate as well as encrypted fields with Social Security number and ID number (such as driver’s license or passport number) and […] this encryption may have been compromised."
- CBS News reported that a little-known global network called Signaling System Seven (SS7) is used by every mobile phone and has a security flaw that is an open secret among the world's intelligence agencies...and hackers. This security flaw can be used to intercept and record anyone’s calls, texts, or movements.