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Bluetooth offers great wireless convenience for your smartphone, allowing you to connect to your headphones, car stereo, wireless speaker, and other devices without dealing with a tangle of cords and wires. However, most of us aren’t careful enough when it comes to Bluetooth security.

As a general rule, you should turn Bluetooth off on your phone whenever you’re not connected to a device. Forgetting to turn it off will reduce your battery life because it continues to drain power even when there’s no device connected. But, there are even more serious concerns than that.

New hacker technologies, called “Blueborne” can scan for open Bluetooth connections and gain access to your device. Once a device has been hacked, it can then be used to gain access to additional devices. It’s not limited to one manufacturer either. Samsung, Google, Apple, and several car audio systems have all shown vulnerabilities.

So as a best practice, follow these two tips:

 1. Keep your phone updated. When Apple or Android releases an update, it’s not just for new operating system features—it also patches security issues.

 2. Make it a habit to turn off Bluetooth. As soon as you step out of your car or power down your headphones, you should turn off the Bluetooth on your phone. If nothing else, your battery will last a little longer.

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Posted by Don Forrester on November 18th, 2017 10:44 PM
Posted by Don Forrester on May 14th, 2016 9:47 PM

I wanted to send a big thanks to Don Forrester.
I was going through a VA loan, and let me tell you that a VA loan is very strict and monotonous. I had been lumbering through the red tape for a few weeks, and needed some help with some last minute requirements which a building contractor could facilitate. As I was looking through the countless amounts of contractors on the internet, I saw Don in his driveway, and went over to ask if he had any recommendations for building contractors. I remembered that he was a broker with Hosking Associates, Inc, so I figured he may have some good contacts.
Don, without hesitation gave me some references and offered to call them in my behalf. I needed one to verify some issues with my crawl space for my VA Loan underwriter. Not only did Don offer his contact, he also offered to assist with getting my VA loan expedited, by getting on a call with my loan officer. On the call, we verified in detail, what specific conditions were needed to be met to fund my loan. After receiving all the detailed conditions, we were finally able to meet all the conditions within 2 days and my loan funded. All I could say is thank you for going out of your way to help me.
Don and I have always been neighborly, waving hello at a distance, but he showed his friendly nature and compassion to help by giving me some professional guidance and knowledge that helped get my VA Loan funded and closed.
Don Forrester is knowledgeable and looked out for my best interest, and if you're ever looking to find a real estate broker that is passionate, hardworking, and looks to your best interest, Don would be an excellent person that I would highly recommend.

Thanks again Don.



Posted by Don Forrester on November 11th, 2015 8:34 PM

Cj is in charge of show casing all our homes. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design which includes classes in Photography, WITH THESE SKILLS CJ HAS the expertise to bring out the best in all the homes we sell.



Posted in:General and tagged: StagingListing
Posted by Don Forrester on October 31st, 2015 5:26 PM

3 Bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 Car Garage, 1244 SQ FT,   

Today Aug. 9th , 1PM to 4PM

Gorgeous Elegant Home. Must See! Turn Key. House Converted into 3 Bedrooms, for a lager Living Room. Back Patio Ideal for Family & Friend Get Togethers. Front Loading Washer & Dryer (2 years Old) & New Refrigerator Included. Close to Bart, Freeway, Schools, Shopping, Todos Santos Square, Even a near-by Starbucks!

Love To See You There! 

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Posted by Don Forrester on August 9th, 2015 9:34 AM


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