With the advent of smartphones and connected objects, the door has opened wide for hackers in our private lives. Our dear phones today contain all our data, whether banking, personal or even intimate. So it’s the great rat race to track down and steal everything they keep warm. Do you think you are out of range? Surprise! Nobody is! A brief overview of the 5 most effective ways to penetrate your digital intimacy.
1-mSpy: the spy who spied on me
mSpy is a very simple application to install on a phone and we have already talked about it many times on Android-MT. According to the law, you must have the permission of the person who owns it. This is the official version, but go figure if you forget to ask. This software is not 100% detectable and allows it track outgoing and incoming calls, read text messages, access photos but also emails. It can also control applications and programs as well track your location on a GPS. In short, mSpy is the perfect tool for the budding little spy … or jealous and suspicious husbands and wives. The solution to escape him? Use a lock method: PIN, fingerprint, etc. Do you have a doubt? Do you think you have installed spyware on your device? Check that Play Protect is activated because mSpy cannot work if it checks the grain (in the Play Store app, go to your profile in the top right then PlayProtect).
2-Smart houses but big flaws
It is increasingly common to have connected objects in our homes that we control via our phones or tablets. Household appliances, electricity, security systems, lighting can now be connected to the Internet and controlled via our smartphones. The problem is that it does vulnerable to hacker attacks who can then have plenty of time to unlock, for example, the security system and the front door. And there, your home will look a lot less smart. The solution here is to update these devices regularly and change the default passwords …
3-WiFi a little too open
WiFi is also a great gateway into your life in two ways.
The first is when you turn your phone into a hotspot or leave your home WiFi open to everyone. criminals love connect to this type of network to commit misdeeds. So, they are invisible and everything falls on your nose.
The second is when hackers clone fake free WiFi who use familiar names, such as Starbucks or McDonald’s. You connect to it with joy, thanking Big Capital’s generosity but, alas, you have just opened your smartphone for attacks. An attacker can then take control of your device and spam all your contacts. The solution is to deny these connections or use a VPN.
Also read: CyberGhost VPN: € 1.99 to protect yourself and evade censorship
4-In my place 3D
PlaceRaider is an application for mapping a place without its owner’s knowledge. In fact it allows take hundreds of photos by hacking your smartphone camera, while recording the time, position and orientation of the latter at the same time. Once the number of images is sufficient, it allows it reconstruct an environment with great precision, like a Google Maps, but in your living room. The software belongs to the US military and is obviously not available for free. Do you think this is the future? Not really since the app dates back to 2012. In 10 years it will have had time to make some progress, but also to “democratize” …
5-Hi mom, here’s the hacker
For our readers who have children, you may have it a baby monitor connected to your phone. Therefore, your baby’s supervision has improved. It just might not be the case for you. It is indeed possible, as has already happened, to do so get hacked into the object that will then serve as a microphone. If it is also equipped with a camera, the pirate can record the images and control it.
Creepy, did you say creepy? It would be easy to understand that you just threw your smartphone in the trash and we thank you for going to the end of the article first.