New crime trend! Cops say wi-fi detectors used to steal cellphones, laptops from cars

Pretoria - Police believe they have uncovered the reason behind the high number of theft of cellphones and laptops out of cars in the city and anywhere else across the country. Spokesperson Captain Collett Weilbach said criminals were using increasingly sophisticated, directional wi-fi detectors to home in on the laptop or cellphone. This could detect the gadgets from where they had been hidden, be it under the seat of the car or in the boot. Weilbach urged members of the public, particularly motorists, to turn off the wi-fi of laptops and cellphones to avoid opening an invitation to thieves. Police in the Brooklyn area, largely populated by students, as well as Sunnyside and the CBD have reported on an increase in the number of laptops stolen out of motor vehicles. “I parked my car and walked to a restaurant, and all was well. On my return about two hours later, I noticed that one of the rear windows had been smashed. "I checked under the driver’s seat where …
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Do your online photo’s put you, your family or your belongings at risk?

Are your online photos putting your family, possessions, and safety at risk? They probably are, and what you see in this short video should make you think twice before uploading personal photos Sites like Facebook and Pinterest do strip this info out, but it would probably be better to leave Geo Location tagging off on your cellphone. It seems like just about everyone has a smart phone these days, and they're using them to shoot photos which they share with friends and even post online so that total strangers can view them. It's so easy to do, most people don't even think twice about sharing personal photos. Social media sites encourage you to share your photos and offer free apps making it easy to do. Just one click to the shoot the photo, and another click posts it on the web for all to see. But is it possible that posting photos this way could be putting you or your family in danger? And could strangers use these photos as an aid to commit crimes? The answer to both t…
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