Do you remember these spy movies where the hero smashes any mobile to avoid being located by the bad guys? And the News of the World phone hacking scandal ?
And these journalists in Homs shelled by the Syrian army located by their satellite phone?
As we all carry a mobile phone in our pocket would it be a very simple feature phone or the most advanced smartphone we need to understand the risk of being spied on or hacked. I’ve been advised once to change phone and use a prepaid SIM card when travelling in China for business.
For all these questions, I recommend to have a close look at this website SaferMobile which give you some very good advices if you are in some insecure location and / or doing some risky business like human rights activist, or journalist.
Here is a video about Geolocation on your Mobile Network
I’ve been a long time skeptical about mobile security but as the mobile is truly a pervasive technology today even the bad guys have learnt to use it. Now you’re warned.