3 Scary Phone Hacks That Could Make You Afraid Of Using a Phone!
There is no doubt in the world of today, technology has been getting more and more advanced and a small chip these days can hold a ridiculous terabyte of storage, also the truth is we don’t really know where this is going to stop or even if it will. It definitely looks like we’re heading into a sci fi future and the future looks bright, but don’t forget that with good also comes the bad.
There are people who will use this technology against you for their own greed. Here are some hacks about your phone which will have you looking at your phone twice.
Most people keep their phones next to them at all times, since you know it’s mobile, also its handy to keep it next to your home laptop when browsing around and next to your office desk since it’s so convenient. So keeping it right next to the keyboard is the easiest option.
Well, in Georgia tech there are a team of experts that have created a new program created to spy on you while using your laptop. That’s right so your phone will be able to pick up the tiny sounds and impacts that you make on your keyboards. The phone’s accelerometer and mathematical distance tracker will be able to find out exactly what keys you pressed and record the conversation. This means that all your private chats, emails and private browsing history will all be recorded and you can’t avoid it.
Did you know how incredibly easy it is these days to steal card information just from walking past someone? Thanks to the new contactless payments that have come out anyone could brush past you and get your details just like that. All it takes is near field communication and a scanning program and that’s it, a man named Eddie Lee demonstrated his app and hacked financial information at DefCon 2012 from his own phone. The application is also capable of shipping card data to someone else’s phone which again proves how convenience is not always so safe.
Funny name we know but that’s the new way of stealing your info. Battery life is a factor that affects all of us, this isn’t like the old days where our phone can last us a few days. Now days the average battery life would take you halfway through the day before you need to refuel. Well, some hackers have taken advantage this and have programs in the chargers which steal your information while you charge. These are operated like fake ATM’s and designed purely for fraud. That being said you’re probably safer in high security areas like airports and courts. However, we would still suggest getting your own battery pack.