The London Evening Standard notes that the iPod is not only popular with shoppers, but also with criminals. “A series of muggings of people for their iPods has been reported, and experts warn the distinctive white headphones could be the secret of its appeal to criminals. Gary Parkinson, deputy editor of gadget magazine Stuff, claimed the key for owners was to change the headphones. ‘Having white headphones might be stylish but they act as an indicator to thieves. You really are an obvious target if you use them. The other problem is that the iPod is so shiny and lovely that you always want to get it out and show people. However, this attracts criminals like magpies. We’d recommend people use the remote control and keep the iPod itself in a pocket.'”