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Recently a bloke from a computer security company sat down at Waterloo station with a Linux-equipped laptop and checked out passing commuters' mobile phones and PDAs. Good grief. Nine and a bit per cent of them could be immediately eavesdropped and hacked.

Bluesnarfed. Almost as bad was that a third had merely implemented the PDA/phone's default security system.

Bluesnarfable, apparently.

Wardriving established the insuffi ciently recognised principle that the greatest incidence of wireless network hanky panky is likely to be committed by security firms taking low-tech journalists on 'research' drives round the City. Now it seems that bloke with the laptop outside Starbucks Waterloo has to be added to the list. But hey.

Unless your spouse has reason to hire a private eye, who is really interested in you saying over and over again, 'I'm on the train'?

www. sugar3d. com is a site which flogs 3D images of the latest motor cars. Try also www. viewpoint. com. But you don't want a street full of Rover 2000s, which you clone off the model you have bought, do you? Realism calls for lots of different cars.

So you have to buy lots of different models. I guess they thought of that.

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