Ten years ago, our mobile phones were mainly used for contacting people through text messages and calls. Now, our phones are used in a variety of ways such as writing emails, watching videos, visiting websites, creating schedules, notifying alerts, and a lot more through different apps. This means that our phones contain a lot of personal information about us – our activities, friends, behavior, and even important information like credit card details. That is why security is a very important issue when it comes to our phones. Companies make sure that their products have strong defenses to hacking. To do this, they must test their security by hacking it themselves. Through hacking the phones, they can find the loopholes in their defenses and are able to reinforce the defenses of their products. In fact, there are multiple applications around the internet with the sole purpose of hacking phones in different ways. Although these apps were mainly made for ethicalpurposes such as testing the phone’s defenses to strengthen them, some use it for malicious purposes.
These apps can not be downloaded in Google Play Store or Apple App Store simply because of the possibility of being used maliciously. Android, being more open to the public, has more of these apps compared to iOS. You can easily search for these apps, especially Android, in the internet though we highly discourage you to do so as there are many phishing sites given the nature of the app you are searching. You may expose your computer or phone to hacking.
These are some of the apps used to hack phones:
AndroRAT is a remote administration tool (RAT). RAT is a program that will enable you to control an operating system, although you have no physical access to it. It is a client server application. This is very dangerous as the hacker does not need to have your phone physically.
DroidSheep is an Android tool developed for analyzing the security of your accounts within wireless networks. This app requires rooting. This app enables you to hack into the social accounts such as, Facebook, Twitter – of a person on the same network. This is achieved through hijacking the session cookies of a device over a wireless network. Session cookies are what allows a visitor to be recognized within a website – they are stored in temporary memory.
Protecting your mobile device
Just as there are apps to hack people, there are apps to protect you from them. An example of this is the Android launcher, StartShield. This type of security launcher makes sure that all of the apps in your phone are doing what they’re supposed to do and aren’t stealing your personal data or information.
Another useful app is Clean Master. It works as a mobile anti-virus tool which scans and removes viruses on your installed applications and protects your device once connected to unsecure WiFi connections.
What do think about these apps? Should phones outright ban them or should they only be available for licensed testers? Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
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