With the advent of smartphones and connected objects, the door has opened wide for hackers in our private lives. Our dear phones included today all our data, whether bank details, personal or even confidential. So it’s the great rat race to track down and steal whatever is keeping them warm. Do you think you’re out of reach? Surprise ! Nobody is! A quick overview of the 5 most effective ways to break into 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. By law, you must have permission from the owner. That’s the official version, but imagine if you forget to ask. This software is 100% undetectable and legal Track outgoing and incoming calls, read text messages, have access to photos but also to emails. It can also control applications and programs and Track your position on a GPS. In short, mSpy is the perfect tool for the little aspiring spy… or jealous and suspicious husband and wife. The solution to escape him? Use a locking method: PIN, fingerprint, etc. Doubt? Do you think you have spyware installed on your device? Make sure Play Protect is enabled as mSpy cannot work if it is watching the grain (on the Play Store app then go to your profile on the top right PlayProtect).
2 smart homes, but major flaws
It’s becoming more and more common connected objects in our homes that we control through our phones or tablets. Appliances, electricity, security systems and lighting can now be connected to the internet and controlled via our smartphones. The problem is that it makes them vulnerable to hacker attacks who then has plenty of time to unlock the security system and the front door, for example. 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 Join this type of network to commit misdeeds. So they are invisible and everything falls on your face.
The second is when hackers clone fake free wifi use the names that are familiar to everyone, such as Starbucks or McDonald’s. You connect with it with joy and thanks for the generosity of Big Capital, but alas, you just opened your smartphone to attack. A malicious person can then take control of your device and spam all your contacts. The solution is to refuse these connections or use a VPN.
Also read: CyberGhost VPN: €1.99 to protect yourself and avoid 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, simultaneously recording the time, location and orientation of the latter. As soon as the number of images is sufficient, it allows reconstruct an environment with great precision, like Google Maps, but in your living room. The software belongs to the US military and is of course not freely available. Do you think this is the future? Not really, as the app dates back to 2012. In 10 years it will have had time to make some progress, but also to “democratize” itself…
5-Hello mom, here is the hacker
For our readers who have children, you may have a baby monitor connected to your phone. Thus, the monitoring of your toddler is improved. Except that yours might not. It is indeed possible, as has already happened have the object hacked, which then serves as a microphone. If it is also equipped with a camera, the pirate can take and control the images.
Creepy, did you say creepy? It would be easy to understand that you have just thrown your smartphone in the trash and thank you for going to the end of the article before.