Phone Hacking - How to beat the hackers...

The Press is full of it... celebs falling victim to the Press listening to their Voicemails and discovering personal information...

Please don't assume that only unscrupulous journalists are doing this.  Your voicemail could be interesting to your business competitors, ex partners, divorce lawyers, people who you really don't want to know your private stuff...

ALL of the mobile phone networks have a default PIN protection for their voicemail systems, a quick google search will reveal what that is. Its incredibly easy to dial into the networks Voicemail system, enter the mobile number of the person to be hacked and try the default pin... if it hasn't been changed by the owner of the phone all of their personal voicemails are accessible...

GRAB YOUR MOBILE PHONE - DIAL YOUR VOICEMAIL - FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS - AND CHANGE YOUR PIN NUMBER NOW.

I've just changed my own pin. It took less than 30 seconds - and because voicemail is free on my account it cost nothing to do it. Please do the same, share this post with your friends and business associates, and lets all defeat the phone hackers via our own proactivity.

PS: It would be lovely if you let me know when you've done it... post a comment for me below

Nigel Short

Aston, S26, United Kingdom