A specialist in information security confirmed that the most popular tools and methods used by “hackers” to penetrate smartphones are malicious programs and applications through which they can obtain personal data.
To avoid the risk of smartphone penetration, Gennady Nikolayev, a Russian information security specialist, is advised to check the information
The app requests it during the device’s installation process, especially applications that request access to “SMS” text data, which may enable hackers to access personal data.
The specialist added that the risk of “hackers” accessing text message data is that they can access the phone owner’s correspondence with banks, and obtain secret numbers related to completing his banking operations.
While it is advised by many specialists and experts, to download applications from known and reliable sources, and not to allow all applications to access the geographical location data of the phone, camera data, and audio recordings.