Most people would be truly alarmed if they understood how easily criminals can hack into their cell phones and retrieve personal and potentially damaging information. Criminals today have devices that allow them to hack into your cell phone by just dialing the number. In fact, with this technology, they can also listen to your calls, read your emails, text messages, access your photos and any other information you store on your phone. They can even retrieve your password to your online bank account. For this very reason it is important to learn about security for mobile phones.
What makes this situation more frightening is the fact that phone hacking instructions can be found on the internet for any dishonest person to access. Therefore, it is crucial for people to to set up security for mobile phones. In this past year alone, more than a billion cell phones have been hacked due to the fact that they were unprotected, according to experts. Most cell phone owners weren’t even aware they could install security for mobile phones.
Today, cell phones have become so smart — they are more like computers than phones. This has left them wide open to hackers who now have good reason to want to hack unprotected cell phones. Before a person is even aware their phone has been hacked, the criminal has access to all their private information. This is why security for cell phones is so important for users.
Another common hacking method, also known as “the man in the middle,” allows a criminal to hack into a mobile phone’s operating system and then reroutes all the data to a third party who is just sitting there waiting to utilize stolen information.
Some cell phone hackers can even have a device perform this when a mobile phone is turned off, which makes all mobile phones vulnerable for attack.
Securing your phone from hackers requires multiple steps including creating secure passwords, avoiding public Wi-Fi and diligence in checking links in emails and messages to ensure authenticity before clicking on them.
As part of your overall security plan, we recommend securing phone calls and messages, with end-to-end encryption, ensuring no one other than you and the intended recipient can access the call or message. For information on securing phone calls and messaging, Contact KoolSpan.
Author : Glenn Schoonover
Originally published at www.airsassociation.org.