As on a PC, you can be duped into downloading the malware to your mobile device as it’s often disguised as the newest game or productivity app and even offered by people impersonating technical support agents. So when you synchronize your phone with your PC, some types of malware can jump to (or potentially from) your mobile device. Once used primarily to gain access to a PC without the owner’s consent, malware is making its way onto mobile devices. Yes the mobile phone service providers could easily log all the numbers that access the voicemail system in exactly the same way I log all the visitors to my web sites. Well yes but at present no, I contacted all the common UK mobile phone networks and none said they log the number that voicemail is accessed from only the time the message was accessed is logged. Then again, some companies sell “the ability to track your phone number wherever you go with a precision of up to 50 meters” as researcher Tobias Engel pointed out during the 2014 Chaos Communication Congress presentation “SS7: Locate. Phone companies use SS7 to exchange billing information.
“The SS7 network is the heart of the worldwide mobile phone system. Operators could omit that information thus making it harder to find out what mobile network someone is on. What techie-blogs.com didn’t (or couldn’t) know is that the New Jersey Supreme Court also heard the Reid case and also held that New Jersey citizens have an expectation of privacy in their Internet subscriber information. SMiShing uses cell phone text messages to bait you into divulging personal information. Morphed for mobility, Phishing now includes SMiShing and it can be carried out via text message. The Silver State also will have four days of early, in-person caucusing during which voters can express their preferences. That’s what I liked about a 60 Minutes phone hacking segment; it can reach non-security minded audiences who may have thought such a hack could only happen in movies. The freedom of “not being seen” can actually be thought of as a feature?
This is caused by a programming error, but a side effect of the error can lead to a common type of security attack. Granted, most people would not be targeted by this type of attack. Every malicious attack method used to attack PCs is now being rewritten to hack mobile devices. Systems that require access by calling the mobile number itself are probably the hardest to hack since the phone will need to be switched off or out of signal otherwise the phone will simply ring. Next time your phone rings and the caller instantly hangs up before you have had time to answer it could be someone attempting to hack your voicemail. Or it may also happen that your employee has suddenly become very secretive about his/her calls and spends too much time outside the office. Track. Manipulate.” Karsten Nohl of SRLabs also presented that year before releasing “SnoopSnitch.” You may remember other times when Nohl revealed vulnerabilities which affected millions of phones. How many times have you sent an SMS or voicemail that the receiver has never received?