Hacking Mobile Phone

With the development of the mobile phones, people are becoming more dependent on it. They keep almost all the confidential importance in mobile phone. This is helpful as you can easily get any information whenever you need. But with this risk of hacking mobile phone also increases. Now hackers hack the phones by tracking IP address or by using Wi-Fi networks.

Common Ways of Hacking Mobile Phone

Social Engineering

It is the most common and easiest way to hack the mobile phones. It is more easier if the user opens the door itself. Smartphone operating systems generally have stricter security regimes than PCs or servers, with application code running in a sandboxed mode that prevents it from escalating privileges and taking over the device. But that much vaunted security model, in which mobile users need to take affirmative action in order for code to access protected areas of the phone’s operating system or storage, has a drawback. It results in an abundance of pop-up messages that many of us learn to tune out.

Most of the users allow everything ask in phones without thinking and seeing it. This results in guilt afterwards.

Malvertising

The second most common way to hack is malvertisement. This term refers to the pop up adds we in between by reading article or opening or closing a app. These apps are operate by someone for the purpose of collecting information about user. About 67% of all malicious apps can be trace back to being download from the Google Play store. While only 10% came from alternative third-party party markets,” he explains. “Consumers on Google Play greatly rely on reviews from other users if the app is safe or not. This does not work.” In contrast, he says, “Apple closely inspects every app on its app store, which decreases the number of apps available. But greatly reduces apps that are reported to be malicious.

Smishing

The attackers use SMS method to hack devices. They send SMS messages with attached links. These are so design that attracts users to click on it and download it. Cybercriminals can impersonate someone trusted, such as an employer or manager asking an employee to review the attached document, laying a trap for a busy and unsuspecting victim. Two years ago, Jeff Bezos’ phone was hacked after he downloaded a single video file from a trusted contact. In some cases, hackers using zero-day exploits of mobile browsers can push a malicious file onto a phone without user consent as long as they click the link.

Malware

If a hacker can’t trick you into clicking a button and unwittingly lowering your phone’s security barriers, they might seek out someone who’s already done so deliberately by jailbreaking their phone. Jailbreaking is seen by many as allowing users to better customize their device and install the apps of their choice from unofficial sources, but by its nature it relaxes the strict security sandboxing that keeps smartphones locked down.

Pretexting

And after all the above mention tricks hacker still can’t do hacking your phone then he finally, can go over their head to their mobile provider. You might remember the mid ’00s British media scandal in which tabloids used what they called “blagging” techniques to access the mobile voicemail boxes of celebrities and crime victims. This process, also known as pretexting, involves an attacker piecing together enough personal information about their victim to plausibly impersonate them in communications with their phone provider and thus getting access to the victim’s account.