James F. Booth

For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Little-known ways hackers take over your phone, data and money

With hacking attacks and other cyber crime making the news almost on a daily basis, it’s time we realize that no place is safe. And if you think only computer users should be worried, you are in for an unpleasant surprise.
Even with Kaspersky Labs reporting an incredible 20-fold explosion in the theft of financial details from mobile devices, not many people realize just how open and vulnerable to hacking their cell phones are. Although there are many other ways hackers can hijack or spy on your device, in today’s article I’ll focus on less-known strategies that cyber criminals employ to take over your smartphone, your data and your money.