How to Hack a Phone Without Physical Access
How hackers can use your number to get access to your personal information
That said there are a few ways a hacker can use your phone number to help get extra access as part of a larger attack:
- ‘Phishing’ for personal data. It’s common for hackers to send fake text messages to their targets in order to gain username and password information (this is known as phishing). The text will typically contain a link to a fake website that will look almost identical to the legitimate version, but this fake version will record any inputted data and send it back to the hacker.
- Sending links to malicious apps. One of the ways that hackers will try to hack devices is by sending links to malicious apps via SMS messages. The hacker might be posing as a legitimate company providing an seemingly genuine app (a fake dating app, for example). The aim is to get you to download and/or install the app onto your device, opening up access to the hacker without your knowledge.
- Two-factor authentication. This is when a company will confirm your identity by sending you an SMS code to input when logging into your account. A hacker could access this code if they have spyware installed and get full access to the account in question.
The REAL ways your phone can be hacked
On top of these methods, there are other ways that someone can hack your cell phone. There are a few different ways of doing this depending on the type of phone you have. Below we’ve listed the common types of hacking that could happen to you, along with a way to easily protect yourself against them:
iOS Hacking/ iPhone Hacking
Apple devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) are usually much harder for a hacker to hack due to Apple’s tougher security measures. However, there are a few ways that hackers can steal data from your iOS device. Firstly, a hacker could compromise your iCloud account. If you backup your device to iCloud then hackers could access this data if they are able to break into your account, allowing them to see to everything on that device, including contacts, chat and messaging history, photos, etc.
Secondly, spyware can be installed onto an iOS device, but requires the hacker to jailbreak the device in order to bypass Apple’s in-built security. If they do that, they will have access to everything on your device, be able to track your location and may even be able to monitor you via the microphone and cameras.
The best way to protect yourself from someone installing spyware onto your iPhone is to regularly scan your device. Unfortunately, Apple don’t allow spyware-scanning apps onto the App Store, so you will have to do this via a computer.
Luckily, we’ve made it extremely easy to do this using AntiSpy. This will allow you to easily check your device to see if there is spyware installed. Currently, our industry-leading software is the best defence against spyware for Apple devices.
Android devices offer considerably more opportunity for hackers since their system is much more open to control by the user. This means that it’s easier for a hacker to find ways to exploit this system.
By far the most common way of hacking an Android device is using spyware. This software can be purchased for as little as $300 and can be very easily installed directly onto the device with little to no actual ‘hacking’ required.
It’s also possible to hide this spyware from the victim, so you could be using your phone as normal, completely unaware of the fact that someone is remotely monitoring your actions, stealing your data and potentially even watching you via the device cameras.
Unlike Apple devices, Android let’s users install their own security software directly onto their device.
Our app will let you check whether there is any spyware installed on your device with just a simple ‘tap’. Any spyware that is installed onto the device can easily be removed.
HOW TO REMOVE A HACKER FROM MY PHONE
For most of us, our smartphones play a crucial role in our lives. From it, we are able to connect instantly with our friends and loved ones, make appointments, book a flight, make reservations and do a whole lot of things that was Impossible to do a couple of years ago. With the changing tides that herald the arrival of technology, it is now far easier for us to do more and be more- but it comes at a cost.
HOW TO HACK INTO SOMEONES PHONE WITHOUT TOUCHING IT
Our smartphones are digital storages or safe-boxes for everything related to our lives. It is no wonder that the issue of privacy is a much-discussed topic in our media today. Every now and then, there is a data breach in which confidential and personal messages and data are taken without the consent of their owner. Even though this in a way helps in exposing major misconduct by public officials, most of the time they are used to really hurt someone. Cybercriminals hack into unsuspecting phone users and steal their information to commit crime.
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR PHONE HAS BEEN HACKED
Most of the time, smartphone users do not take notice of their phone’s privacy health until it is way too late. But one of the best give away is when your phone all of a sudden gets sluggish. Another way is when your smartphone’s battery easily drains without you really using it. Although this may be the phone telling you that you need to upgrade the operating system, you need to properly investigate to make sure no malware is stealing your data and draining your battery alongside.
REMOVING A HACKER FROM YOUR PHONE
The surest method you can remove a hacker from your phone would be for you to perform a factory reset on your device. This will automatically erase all your relevant data so you need to be sure before doing this. All you have to do is go to your phone’s settings and select ‘back-up and reset’ on the settings tray. From there, your device will delete every information and you will be holding a brand-new device again.
If you do not find the ‘reset option’ a pleasurable one, you can go to your system settings and select ‘security’. Check the device administrator which is where majority of spyware apps gain access to your device. From there, you can uninstall any funny-looking apps you do not remember downloading. Some spyware apps hide themselves under names like ‘system update service’ so watch out for this.
HOW TO HACK SOMEONES PHONE REMOTELY
The major drawback in people using hacking tools is the inability to remotely monitor and track their desired device. No one wants to be caught red-handed spying on their husband or their kids so discovery is a much-treasured thing people want to have when spying on someone. It Is possible to hack someone’s phone remotely without them ever finding out. Contact us and we will help you with this.