In today time most of the transaction is made through the internet which has made our life easier. On the other hand, it has also set our lives at risk. Do you have any idea? There is a high risk that your individual data might reveal to the hackers. The hackers are using numerous methods to steal individual’s data. Here are some methods how mobile hackers are stealing the data and how you can protect yourself from this cyber theft.
Methods of Cyber Theft and Prevents
Hackers sent you an erroneous email which pokes you to click on the mail. The email gives you feel like it has been sent by some official bank which asks you to fill the bank information to verify your identity. If you will not do the same then your ATM card will be blocked permanently. When you click on the email, you are redirected to the new landing page. If users fill the bank information there, the information is directly sent to the hackers instead of a bank.
Another method is the email might have some attachment. As soon as you download that attachment, malware gets installed and mobile hackers steal the data.
Tips: Always search for the domain or spelling in the email id and if you find anything dubious then please avoid clicking on that link. Do not download the file from the strange sources. Take your complete time to understand the situation.
Malicious software that steals information from your cell phone, deletes the data from your mobile, track your cell phone secretly or update the core functionality of the cell. Clicking on unofficial ads, pop-ups or installing the plagiarized software causes the malicious programs.
Tips: It is suggested to use an anti-virus of your cell, it doesn’t cost much. Skip clicking on pop-ups, don’t download unreal software.
Malicious Mobile Apps
Do you think so that each and every app on Google play store is real? Not every app on the play store is safe to install. The apps may include a code snippet that can install malware on your cell and steal the data from your mobile. The app asks you several permissions and your information are misused by the distributors.
Tips: Always check permissions before the terms when you download any new mobile app. Skip downloading an app from any third party resources. Never download the plagiarized app.
Through Call or Message
You may get a phone call or message that your card will get blocked permanently or you have won some prize. They will ask your internet banking password or OTP to get access to your bank account. Once he gets your all details, it may be used for numerous purposes. You may get links in the messages which may direct to unsuspicious web pages.
Tips: Don’t share any personal data on call and message. Verify the sender details before clicking on any message. Never share OTP to any strange individual over call or message.
We all get happy when we heard the word “free” and the same rule applies here. We get the free wi-fi facility in cafes or railway station. Connecting your system to an unprotected network increase the chances of hacking. A mobile hacker can get the access to your social accounts, passwords, and bank accounts.
Tips: Do not connect your phone to the open wi-fi or free wi-fi. Just because it’s free doesn’t mean it is protected. In case, if you are using public wi-fi then skips the bank transactional or accesses any personal information.