The REAL ways your phone can be hacked
On top of these methods, there are other ways that someone can hack your cell phone. There are a few different ways of doing this depending on the type of phone you have. Below we’ve listed the common types of hacking that could happen to you, along with a way to easily protect yourself against them:
Apple devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) are usually much harder for a hacker to hack due to Apple’s tougher security measures. However, there are a few ways that hackers can steal data from your iOS device. Firstly, a hacker could compromise your iCloud account. If you backup your device to iCloud then hackers could access this data if they are able to break into your account, allowing them to see to everything on that device, including contacts, chat and messaging history, photos, etc.
Secondly, spyware can be installed onto an iOS device, but requires the hacker to jailbreak the device in order to bypass Apple’s in-built security. If they do that, they will have access to everything on your device, be able to track your location and may even be able to monitor you via the microphone and cameras.
The best way to protect yourself from someone installing spyware onto your iPhone is to regularly scan your device. Unfortunately, Apple don’t allow spyware-scanning apps onto the App Store, so you will have to do this via a computer.
Luckily, we’ve made it extremely easy to do this using Certo AntiSpy. This will allow you to easily check your device to see if there is spyware installed. Currently, our industry-leading software is the best defence against spyware for Apple devices.
Android devices offer considerably more opportunity for hackers since their system is much more open to control by the user. This means that it’s easier for a hacker to find ways to exploit this system.
By far the most common way of hacking an Android device is using spyware. This software can be purchased for as little as $30 and can be very easily installed directly onto the device with little to no actual ‘hacking’ required.
It’s also possible to hide this spyware from the victim, so you could be using your phone as normal, completely unaware of the fact that someone is remotely monitoring your actions, stealing your data and potentially even watching you via the device cameras.
Unlike Apple devices, Android let’s users install their own security software directly onto their device. That’s why we’ve developed our FREE app – Certo Mobile Security.
Our app will let you check whether there is any spyware installed on your device with just a simple ‘tap’. Any spyware that is installed onto the device can easily be removed.
Hopefully this has helped put your mind at ease that when it comes to whether or not someone can hack your device just with your number – the answer is a resounding NO!
Please remember to stay safe whilst using the internet, hacking is a very real threat and it pays to ensure you are fully protected – especially considering how much sensitive and private information we keep on our mobile devices.