Updated: Nov 3, 2021
Do you know, a hacking attempt takes place every 39 seconds, which means over 100 smartphones hacked in an hour. Hacking is now a serious business and can cause a loss of millions of dollars to American exchequers.
Unsurprisingly, most of the hacking attempts today take place through smartphones. That’s why phone security is becoming a significant threat to our world.
Hackers can now infiltrate a mobile device within 18 minutes at max. The problem with today’s smartphones is that they are easy to hack. The security infrastructure current smartphones use is no match for the black hat hackers, especially the Russians and Chinese trained in cracking them daily. So, what can the average American do to tackle such security issues? In this article, we discuss how to keep your smartphone safe from black hat hackers who are after your data.
Why Smartphones get hacked?
Last year, data breaches cost $2.1million to businesses and individuals across the USA. Most of these data breaches occur through digital devices and smartphones. A few significant reasons hackers hack smartphone devices are:
To get personal data of the user
To steal the identity of the user
To get banking credentials of the user so to steal from their bank accounts
For revenge purposes - This is only for individual customers
To leak user data in the darknet or to sell it in the black market