June 28, 2011

German managers 'keep phones in biscuit tins'

2011-06-german-biscuit-tins.jpeg According to PhysOrg.com,
managers of German chemicals company Evonik have begun keeping their mobile phones in biscuit tins during meetings in order to guard against industrial espionage.

quotemarksright.jpgExperts have told us that mobile phones are being eavesdropped on more and more, even when they are switched off," Alexandra Boy, spokeswoman for Essen-based speciality chemicals maker Evonik, told AFP.

Biscuit tins have a so-called Farraday cage effect, she said, blocking out electromagnetic radiation and therefore preventing people from hacking into mobile phones, not only for calls but also to get hold of emails.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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