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Bluejacking happens to the best of us

I like to think of myself as relatively security-minded (at least before I go anywhere near any booze, at which point all thoughts of self-preservation evaporate).

So I was pretty surprised to find myself bluejacked a few weeks ago having inadvertently altered the shortcut keys on my mobile handset such that an accidental key press activated the Bluetooth connection.

PIN and lock are now restored on my phone, so it won’t be happening again anytime soon, but it did highlight to me how the simplest oversights can lead to all sorts of trouble.

Which is why the advice of Pete, who’ll be acting as PC Advisor’s Security Expert for the next few weeks, is likely to be invaluable not just to you, but to me too.

Pete’s security blog will be live from 16 March (the onsale date of our May issue). We know many of you receive your PC Advisors by subscription a few days ahead of this and will no doubt be impatient to test Pete’s security knowledge.

Email your questions as soon as you like to [email protected], but please be aware that we’ll be posting responses only from 16 March to 19 April.

Urgent security questions can be posted to our online Helproom where you can search through queries others have resolved or get forum members to provide useful advice.

Thanks, Rosemary Haworth

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