You May Not Know It, But Your Cell Phone has Almost Certainly Been Hacked

By: Landon Bringhurst

Do you think a phone could hear you, see you, or find you?

 Smartphones are like a spy. Imagine the person you are most scared of. They can now have access to your personal information, see what you have been doing the past week, and find your location. They know a lot more about you than anyone would like. That person knows you through your phone. That phone makes it able for that person to track you, hear you, and see you.

 How often do you use your phone?

  • How often is your phone right next to you?
  • Do you use maps on your phone?
  • Do you use the camera on your phone?

 Around 2.5 million people have smartphones and those smartphones are spies. Consider everything you have done today with your smartphone. Counted your steps? Deposited a check? Taken notes?

 All of the things I have mentioned can be hacked very easily without you even knowing. “At the end of the day, everything is hackable. What I am surprised about is that people sometimes forget that it is so easy for people to hack into these devices,” said Adi Sharabani, the co-founder of mobile security company Skycure.

 “It’s important to realize that the services your smartphone relies on are much more attractive target to attackers.” Hackers exposed the personal information of 110 million people in 2013 and 2014, nearly half the nation's adults. In those years, more than 40 million credit and debit card numbers were stolen. I highly suggest you watch very carefully what you do on your phone. So that other people can't get the information they want.