Top 10 Dangers Of Using Smartphones

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6. Money Theft

money theft

It may sound surprising but a smart phone can actually provide more than one way to steal money.

There are games and utility apps which actually do the job of keeping records of information. The information targeted is that of the banking or payment apps. Secondly there are many apps which claim to be absolutely free to install and use, but often asks for your credit card information while downloading or installation. Once the user start using such apps, they charge the user without even asking. In short, they cheat, they steal. Often the reason stated by such apps is that certain features of the app weren’t free.

 

7. Spywares – secret threat to security.

spyware

It is now well known that there are certain programs that can easily steal your location and communicate to another program without even letting you know. Gone are the days when one needs to have a very advanced technology or high degree of commitment to keep track of another person. Recently there were reports that few malwares can click photos from your smart phone cameras and send it online. Such programs are a threat to one’s personal life, information and security. It is advisable to have an antivirus installed on your phone and keep a strong check on what you are doing on the internet.

 

8. Leakage of important data.

leakage of important data

You might be used to accessing internet from the browser in your phone and that too without a firewall or an antivirus. There are a number of malwares and viruses waiting to take advantage of just that. It is an especially dangerous situation with smart phones. Why? Well because one seldom logs out (of course because your phone is personal and you don’t need to) from the frequently visited sites and apps. And because of this, your passwords and IDs might always be stored in your browsing history or app data. Now in case of an attack it is very easy for any malware to steal or leak your important data. Your personal data, photos and whatever you might be working on your smart phone is at risk. It might be personal, financial or a threat to your security.

 

9. Relationship issues

relationship issues

Psychologists have conducted numerous experiments to prove that the presence of a smart phone degrades the timely attention; one invests in a relationship. Now how does that happen, when there are a number of messaging and calling apps, let alone the social media sites? It’s not the online attention but the offline attention that is affected. To connect genuinely to your loved ones you need genuine attention, time, interest and energy. But this seems to be taken away by the phones we carry. The friendship maintained on digital media can never be a substitute for the time spent together. That was some direct damage. Now take into account the damage done by actually remaining active on with so many people on social media sites. It may sound surprising but a number of researches prove that it actually harms your personal relationships.

 

10. Harmful Radiations.

Harmful Radiations

While it is still a subject of debate, the possibility of health issues arising from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and induction charging have not been ruled out. Numerous studies have shown that there might be health issues arising due to prolonged exposure to mobile signals and radio frequency radiations. Some phone companies have funded researches to prove such claims to be baseless; however, their involvement directly represents conflict of interests. International Agency for Research on Cancer also recognizes that the radiations may be carcinogenic. The exact impact of such radiation can be determined only by research extending over a long period of time, since the way it affects the functions of our cells is slow and differentially small. For now try to keep that phone away from your body when you can and use a headphone while on call. Specially avoid calling and charging at the same time.

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