Rerun this post in all caps until the message gets out.
Smart phone users are shooting themselves in the foot every time they call someone or download an app.
People need to wake up and protect themselves or face the consequences.
I find it amazing that people failed to recognize that a smart phone was just another PC just being used to communicate data and voice. I suspect that some bad guys have been making a good haul from people carelessly putting their identy information into a device that can be hacked from anywhere in the world!
It was hard enough to educate people about email. The education needed to alert everyone to the potential liability of their smart phones is going to take a lot of time and a lot of people are going to suffer loss of property and money before it gets fixed. The rush to adopt new technology before it is fully understood is truly aiding and abetting criminals who, while not as smart as some, are single minded in their pursuit of taking easy money from careless people.
Sadly, it is this self inflicted security breach that will eventually result in a loss of freedom for those who use the technology as intended.