Some Iowans might be wondering about the security of their cellular phones after last week’s incident with Paris Hilton. The hotel heiress’ cell phone/e-mail gadget was apparently hacked and information stored on it was posted on the Internet. Computer expert Robert Stephens, of the Geek Squad, says Iowans shouldn’t be too concerned. Stephens says “The rumor going around here is that she had somehow given her password to someone and they got it. So users of T-Mobile Sidekick shouldn’t worry here.” Stephens says the best way to protect your information is to password protect it. He adds, use your head when creating that password and don’t give it out to anyone. Stephens says “People are their own greatest victims of privacy by choosing poor passwords. The most common password is the word password. So you really should try and come up with some random letters and numbers for a password.” Some celebrities are being forced to change their phone numbers as those from Hilton’s phone were posted online, along with a batch of email addresses and photos.
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