Cells Phones…Hackers Next Target!!!;)

Posted on 20/11/2009 by

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It was bound to happen!…that they have hacked just about everything else and now it’s the cell phones…..Cellphone hacking has just recently surfaced and has been made public ever since some one did some cellular phone hacking on Paris Hilton’s cell phone! and alot of other celebrities phones as well….


What does it involve?

The fact of someone hacking a cell phone became a public knowledge when Paris Hilton’s cell phone and along with her information her phone was recently hacked..and unfortunately for her…all her celebrity friends and their phone numbers were also placed on the internet showing the result in an attack of calls to each of them.

Cell phone hacker have apparently found a glitch in the way the chips of the phone are manufactured…the good new is that it only applies to the first generation of models of cell phones and in that case the Global System for Mobile communications (GSM)...A hacker must require physical access to the cell phone for atleast 3-4 minutes…which is a real good reason not to let it out of your site…Recently..the problem has been cured atleast for now in the second and third generation phones…it seems that about 70% of existing cell phones come within the first generation phones itself..lol!!..

One of the ways is that cell phone hacking can take place is for a hacker to walk around an area with alot of people…that have cell phones and a laptop which has cell phone hacker programs on it. Through an antenna and a little patience his/her computer can literally easily pick up your cell phone data thats if it is turned on…This is more easier to get through with the help of BLUETOOTH techonology. 🙂

What Can A Hacker Do??

Well…depending on his/her intent here are a number of things that can be accomplished by him/her. 🙂

1.Steal Your Number– Your phone number can be accessed and obtained by cell phone hacking and this follows to make calls and have it charged to your account!

2.Take Your Information- Cell phone hacking allows the hacker to contact your cell phone without you knowing…and to download your addresses and other information you might have on your phone. Alot of hackers are not happy to only get your information and some can even change all your phone numbers! Just be careful and keep a backup of your information somewhere. This process is called Bluesnarfing.

3.Rob Your Money- There are other options in particular called SMS!…This refers to the fact that money can be taken or rather stolen from your account and then transferred into another account and a good hacker can sit in one place and access alot of phones and transfer alot of phones and transfer alot of money rather alot faster than in less time than you can think!!!

4.Give The System A Virus- By using another cellphone hack code a hacker can even kidnap your phone to put the virus to many other phone almost instantly and disabling the system.

5.Spy On You!- A hacker can also gain alot of access and take over for cell phone spying and remote cell phone hacking. And once its secured the hacker can have the phone call him and then be able to listen to all conversations thats going on around the owner who owns the phone.

6.Access Your Voice Mails– Voice mails can also be retrieved by a hacker through a hacking cell phone. After stealing your number…this can easily be done if your password is disabled. The main thing is that it needs to be understood that all these electronics give you the modern convienience of getting connected to the internet (getting youe voice mails..e-mails..web surfing..etc) is also the same technology that allows you to recieve the same from someone on the internet.


What Can You Do??

Well… It seems that the major cell phone companies and atleast at this point is really not interested in bringing the system up to be able to cope with this threat. Several meetings are taking place but for now it is not perceived to be real serious. This could be because its primarily the older phones that are most susceptible to some types of this cellphone hacking.

You’ll largely have to help yourself to cope with these things… Here are a couple of tips that will help you protect your cell phone.. its information.. and other things!!

1.Use Your Passwords- The cell phone companies tell us that alot of  people have turned off their passwords when they access their voice mail messages…This little feature though it may seem to be an annoyance to some could is can protect your phone from unauthorized purposes.

2.Leave Your Phone Off- This one is obviously the harder choice!.. because most of us who have cell phones like to be reached anytime and anywhere. Others do need to be reachable at all times.

3.Upgrade Your Phone- While this cannot be guaranteed that your phone is not hackable…it certainly will help. You should remember that the phone companies work really hard to deliver the best technology and conveniences…but the cell phone hacks work just as hard to be the first to break the systems designed to defeat them…Its seriously an outgoing battle!!! XD
Cell phone hacking for now is a fact of life that affects a few of us and gladly the numbers are still small but many feel this problem is just getting started…By being aware of the problems so you can wiselt take steps to prevent them from happenning to you…Cell phone hacking does not need to catch you unprepared!!!

Enjoy!

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