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You installed the number of applications on your mobile devices to access hardware. Apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Viber might do a lot on their own even without you knowing. Also, read How to protect your children against online threats?
In 2017 Felix Krause has reported “those applications which are running in the foreground (background), can access both front and rear cameras and those applications can record you at any time. Also, it can take pictures and videos without your permission and upload them automatically.”
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How To Hack A Mobile Phone:
Hackers can hack (access) your mobile phones via applications, Files (PDF, Doc, Xlsx, and etc), multimedia messages and even emojis. In Kali Linux (A security Distribution used in ethical hacking) has a tool called Metasploit, it uses an Adobe Reader 9. Hacker can alter PDF file with the program by binding a malicious code into the file and send it to the user. Once the user opens it, the hacker will get total control over target device remotely.
What Will Happen? If Your Device Is Hacked?
As per the Guardian report, hackers can install software’s and applications what he wants on the victim device. And the passwords stored on victim device are not safe anymore. Victim important documents can be stolen without his knowledge. And, incriminating videos, images, and documents can be sent to their PC. To make the matter worse, police can be notified.
How To Secure Your Phone?
Now a day’s smartphone security is very important because smartphones contain important and sensitive data. You can install mobile security applications such as Kaspersky and Avast.
And, you need to analyze what an application asks for? And think before you give permission to an Application. Does Twitter app really need microphone access? Does LinkedIn app require camera access? You may cover your cameras with tape and Un-plug microphone once you are not using these apps. Because you do not know what can be done to your device.
How to UnHack Your Phone?
Unhacking your phone is simply doing reset the device or use the UnHack application on your Android device. UnHack will give you complete control of your mobile phone.
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