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VTU paper leak by SMS now?

BANGALORE: Question paper leakage is indeed going hi-tech. On Tuesday, first semester engineering students complained that their cellphones were jammed with SMSes of questions of the maths exam scheduled for Wednesday. Link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1386134.cms The medium is well and truly part of the culture when people are whacking round cheats for exams by it!

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SMS still a craze among the Chinese

BEIJING, JANUARY 24:  Chinese mobile phone subscribers sent a record 304.65 billion short messages (SMS) last year, up nearly 40 per cent over 2004, boosting revenues, a report said here. Link: http://www.financialexpress.com/latest_full_story.php?content_id=115511 300 billion texts? Geez!  That’s A) a lot of revenue and B) a heck of a lot of annoying beeps 😉 

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HSBC’s business SMS alerts for companies

HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd (HSBC) on Jan 25 launched its Business SMS Alert for corporate customers, whereby they will be instantly notified about their account transactions via the short messaging service (SMS). Link: http://www.theedgedaily.com/cms/content.jsp?id=com.tms.cms.article.Article_a5152800-cb73c03a-b113c700-8c523a00 This one just gives a little more information on HSBC’s new service.  Again, it’d be damn useful for their UK customers.  […]

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Kryptext secure SMS

Fair Internet is introducing Kryptext, a solution for sending and receiving secure SMS text messages. Link: http://addict3d.org/index.php?page=viewarticle&type=security&ID=5928&title=Kryptext%20secure%20SMS You need to have a Symbian 60 phone to encrypt your messages; but still, could be useful!

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Beijing Police Deal With SMS Fraud

The Beijing police have created a "fast response system" to be used when criminals use SMS to cheat banks and their customers. Link: http://www.chinatechnews.com/index.php?action=show&type=news&id=3469 Ah hah, perhaps the system is catching up!  The power and flexibility of the medium is often what’s most valuable to a criminal — but not if it’s actually used against […]

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Warnings don’t stop text message scams

BEIJING, Jan. 25 —  Despite repeated warnings, swindlers continue to use cell phone text messages to rip off unsuspecting local residents, and police don’t know how to solve the problem. Link: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-01/25/content_4097531.htm This stuff is still happening … and I reckon it will keep on happening. When an inexperienced user gets a text saying "Billing […]

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HSBC Launches Business SMS Alert For Corporate Customers

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 25 (Bernama) — HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd aims to get 10,000 more small medium enterprise (SME) customers subscribing to its business short messaging system (SMS) alert within this year. Link: http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v3/news_business.php?id=177368 If only they did this sort of thing in the UK.