Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Mobile: The Need of Life with Security

Today’s era is of mobiles. Almost on an average 90% of the total population uses cell phones. In that also the ratio of the teenagers using cell phones is increasing day by day. It has become a situation like a life without “CELL PHONES” is like life without water.

Mobiles are not just the curse but have proved to be boon also for letting the technology growing with flying colors. Today’s cell phones contains ‘n’ number of applications….be it in field if Technology, be it in field of science, or gaming, security etc….and list is never ending. But when it is becoming the need of nation in all the fields then why not to trace out some point about security of mobiles and the users of mobiles???

Precautionary Guidelines for mobile users

Mobile users are advised to take precautionary measures while using a mobile Handset as:

1.      Keep distance – Hold the cell phone away from body to the extent possible.
2.      Use a headset (wired or Bluetooth) to keep the handset away from your head.
3.      Do not press the phone handset against your head. Radio Frequency (RF) energy is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the Source -- being very close increases energy absorption much more.
4.      Limit the length of mobile calls.
5.      Use text as compared to voice wherever possible.
6.      Put the cell phone on speaker mode.
7.      If the radio signal is weak, a mobile phone will increase its transmission power.
8.      Find a strong signal and avoid movement – Use your phone where Reception is good.
9.      Metal & water are good conductors of radio waves so avoid using a mobile Phone while wearing metal-framed glasses or having wet hair.
10.  Let the call connect before putting the handset on your ear or start speaking and listening – A mobile phone first makes the communication at higher power and then reduces power to an adequate level. More power is radiated during call connecting time.
11.  If you have a choice, use a landline (wired) phone, not a mobile phone.
12.  When your phone is ON, don't carry it in chest/breast or pants pocket.
13.  When a mobile phone is ON, it automatically transmits at high power
14.  Every one or two minutes to check (poll) the network.
15.  Reduce mobile phone use by children as a younger person will likely have a longer lifetime exposure to radiation from cell phones.
16.  People having active medical implants should preferably keep the cell phone at least 15 cm away from the implant.