Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Credant Says Tons of Mobiles Left in Taxies

Mountains of Mobiles Left in the Back of New York Cabs

Credant Technologies announced the results of a survey today that shows passengers in Taxi's in New York City have left behind 31,544 mobile phones and over 2,752 other handheld devices like laptops and iPods.

The study also reports Taxi drivers say that 44% of passengers in the cab spend their time catching up on work, on the phone or sending email. Almost 2/3 of NYC cab drivers report that owners get their devices back. In London, about 80% of passengers in cabs get their items back. 

"We've become too complacent about losing personal information. This is a warning to the business community and individuals to be vigilant when travelling with mobile devices especially as more people are using the latest range of "must have" mobile smartphones to store large amounts of sensitive personal and business information," stated Michael Callahan, Chief Marketing Officer at CREDANT Technologies.

Research shows that almost 31,544 mobile phones have been left in New York Yellow Cabs in the last six months DALLAS, Sept. 16
DALLASSept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- CREDANT Technologies, the market leader in mobile data protection solutions, today announced survey results that indicate passengers in New York's Yellow Taxicabs have left behind a staggering 31,544 mobile phones (that's over 2 per taxi) and 2,752 other handheld devices such as laptops, iPods and memory sticks over the last six months.

The survey was carried out at the same time in both London and New York and highlights that New Yorkers and Londoners are both as work-obsessed as one another. Cab drivers reported that passengers spend almost half their time (44%) catching up on work, either by being on the phone or email. Unfortunately too many of these mobile devices are left behind in the back seat of the cab. The survey in New York polled 300 licensed yellow cab drivers to gauge the frequency and ease with which mobile devices are left behind and to highlight the issue that encryption is one of the preferred forms of protection to prevent unauthorized users from accessing critical data at any point.

"We've become too complacent about losing personal information. This is a warning to the business community and individuals to be vigilant when travelling with mobile devices especially as more people are using the latest range of "must have" mobile smartphones to store large amounts of sensitive personal and business information," stated Michael Callahan, Chief Marketing Officer at CREDANT Technologies.

"Many of these devices now have the capacity to store as much as 10,000 Word documents, 11,000 pictures, 500,000 contact details or an amazing 1.1 million emails, making them an obvious target for identity theft criminals and hackers who can steal this information and assume the identity of the user both in their personal or business life."
Nearly two-thirds of cab drivers reported that mobile phone owners were reunited with devices found at the back of cabs. In London the chance of getting a mobile device back was much better than NY with 80% of cab drivers handing them into their depots or personally contacting the owners themselves.
"It is clear that none of us are infallible. It's easy to forget things when you're travelling -- it used to be an umbrella, now it's more likely a mobile phone or and other storage device that contains highly sensitive information," Callahan said. "It's only when you've lost a mobile device containing your personal information and contacts, or your company's data, that you really understand how disastrous it can be. Our advice is to encrypt all information on these devices to prevent access by anyone other than you."

Not just mobiles forgotten ... but a sawn-off shotgun, a couple of kids, 12 dead pheasants, 2 dogs, 1 cat, toilet seats and more ...

When the cabbies were asked to recall what the strangest objects were that they'd found at the back of their cabs they reported that it wasn't uncommon for people to leave their most precious possessions, including their kids, a drunken wife left as a tip, $2,700 -- which apparently made its way back to the owners, and 12 dead pheasants. Other articles left behind included firearms, prosthetic devices, and pets.

Notes to Editors
The survey figures were based on 300 New York yellow licensed taxi drivers and extrapolated amongst 13,087 yellow licensed taxi cabs in Manhattan New York. In London the figures were based on interviews with 300 London licensed taxi drivers and then extrapolated amongst the number of licensed taxi cabs in London which is 21,729 (according to the Public Carriage Office September 2008).

About CREDANT Technologies

CREDANT Technologies is the market leader in endpoint data protection solutions. CREDANT's data security solutions mitigate risk, preserve customer brand and reduce the cost of compliance, enabling business to "protect what matters." CREDANT Mobile Guardian is the only centrally managed endpoint data protection solution providing strong authentication, intelligent encryption, usage controls, and key management for data recovery. By aligning security to the type of user, device and location, CREDANT permits the audit and enforcement of security policies across all computing endpoints. Strategic partners and customers include leaders in finance, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, technology, and services.
 CREDANT has been recognized by Inc. magazine as the #1 fastest growing security software company in 2008 and 2007; was selected by Red Herring as one of the top 100 privately held companies and top 100 Innovators; and was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Austin Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Crescendo Ventures, Intel Capital, and Cisco Systems are investors in CREDANT Technologies.
 For more information, visit http://www.credant.com.
CREDANT Technologies, CREDANT, the CREDANT Technologies logo, and the "We Protect What Matters." tagline are registered trademarks of CREDANT Technologies, Inc.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

BlackBerry 8800

BlackBerry 8800 Specification :

weight -134g
talktime- up to 5 hrs
camera -N/A
bluetooth- Yes
color dispaly- 65K colors
Video Recording- Yes
Speaker - Yes
Java Technology- yes
EDGE - yes
Ringtones- polyphonic , MP3

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 SIM Free

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 is the ideal phone for an active and busy life. Calendar, email, notes, reminders - all available at the touch of your finger.

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 features at a glance:

  • Dimensions: 110.5 x 52.6 x 17 mm
  • Weight: 158 g
  • Talk time: Up to 6.5 hours
  • Standby time: Up to 380 hours
  • Display: 800 x 480 pixels, 3 inches
  • Built-in 3.2 Megapixel digital camera
  • autofocus, image stabiliser, video, flash
  • Built-in GPS receiver, A-GPS function
  • Full QWERTY keyboard
  • Optical joystick navigation
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
  • Qualcomm MSM7200 528MHz processor
  • 160MB Internal, Expandable via MicroSD
  • Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP, HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
  • TriBand: GSM /900/1800/1900/ HSDPA 2100

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Nokia 8800 Diamond

Nokia 8800 Diamond

Nokia 8800 Diamond swanky looking phone gets onboard 3G capabilities, 3.2 megapixel auto focus camera, and1GB built-in memory space. A unique silencing mechanism is activated when the phone is turned over, screen-side down. The Nokia 8800 Diamond will be available in Heyerdahl's stores and selected Nokia outlets for about 30,000 NOK ($ 6,000).

Sunday, June 22, 2008


The TV01 If you thought the iPhone was the big daddy of cell phones, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. I’m not referring to the handset in technological terms and calling it that, but more in terms of its size, especially with its external battery pack that includes an additional speaker. It’s unfortunate that the company that designed this handset with the external additional pack has given those annoying individuals who play their mobile music in the train some rather heavy artillery.

This handset also supports analog TV with pretty good pickup. Don’t expect to get crystal clear reception, but the image quality is okay and so is the sound. The external pack has a little stand to prop up the handset. The TV01 supports dual SIM cards too, but as far as I could tell, both are not simultaneously active, though there is a dedicated button to switch between the two. This handset has a large touchscreen interface that supports quite a high resolution. The interface is quite catchy and easy to navigate, with the five-way nav-pad or the stylus. Feature-wise the TV01 is quite well equipped with multimedia, a 1.3MP camera and the relevant features that all mobile handsets come with including alarms, calendar, notes etc. External memory is supported via microSD cards.