Phones + Mischief: From Muggers to Dennis Crowley
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
This week New Tech City takes you into the bodegas, laundromats and back alleys of New York's black market for stolen cell phones.
More than 15,000 handsets were snatched in the city last year alone.
AT&T's chief security officer says theft is just one of the ills smartphone owners face: Your phone can also be spammed, hacked, hijacked and attacked in countless other ways.
WNYC's Ilya Marritz and host Manoush Zomorodi review what you can do to protect your devices.