Tuesday, July 28, 2015

This Is How Your Androiad Phone Can Be Hac.ked With Just A Text Message; Be More Security Conscious!

   
   
This is an eye opener to all smartphone users. You should be more careful on how you use your phone and think twice before opening any file sent to you from an unknown source because there is now a flaw that is recently discovered
by cybersecurity experts at Zimperium. A malware in a file sent as text message can duplicate itself in your mobile phone and cause security issues and probably damage to your device.
What makes it so dangerous is that it could be absolutely silent, you may not even see anything.
Phone hacking is a situation where someone uses malware or robots to intrude into your cell phone either by test, video, or audio file without your consent, thereby causing harm and damages to your files and mobile device. Anyone can be a hacker. Its not assigned to a particular group or type of persons because with the help of the internet, an average mobile phone user can get hacking codes and try to use it or test it on another person's phone. 

According to Joshua Drake a security researcher with Zimperium, here's how the attack would work: The bad guy creates a short video, hides the malware inside it and texts it to your number

. As soon as it's received by the phone, Drake says, "it does its initial processing, which triggers the vulnerability."
 If you're using the phone's default messaging app, he explains, it's "a tiny bit less dangerous." You would have to view the text message before it processes the attachment. But, to be clear, "it does not require in either case for the targeted user to have to play back the media at all," Drake says.

Once the attackers get in, Drake says, they'd be able do anything — copy data, delete it, take over your microphone and camera to monitor your every word and move. "It's really up to their imagination what they do once they get in," he says.

The bug affects any phone using Android software made in the last five years, according to Zimperium. That includes devices running Android's Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat and Lollipop iterations

So you see why it is a call for being more security conscious; no one want his files to be in control of this unsuspecting hungry hackers


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3 comments:

  1. How can we stay protected from this outragious reality? ehh

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  2. Caution should be a watch word because we can't trust anything that we see and download in the INTERNET

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  3. Caution should be a watch word because we can't trust anything that we see and download in the INTERNET

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