Hacking Viruses

Hacking exploits weaknesses and gaps in computer and phone systems. Hackers may then take over your data, monitor you or your contacts, set up backdoors and engage with other malicious behaviour. Often, hackers are only interested in making money and will even publish embarrassing/sensitive information about you online to do so.

They can also infect your phone/computer with a virus that makes the device slow, and susceptible to errors or even recording conversations you have on it! These trojans are known as trojans. They can be found in music files photographs, games, free downloads tools, and other applications. Another way that people become infected with trojans is when they click on the link to download a malicious file or open a file with malware in an email. Hackers also have the ability to find unsecure websites and upload trojans to them to infect as many people as they can. The latest form of hacking is known as remote administration tools (RATs). These programs allow the attacker complete control of the victim’s computer.

In movies hackers are adept in figuring out passwords. However, in real life, they use malware to circumvent this. This can be a trojan which records all the passwords you input or a piece of software that permits the hacker to use the microphone on your phone to listen in on conversations.

Most successful hacking attempts start with phishing emails/texts that trick you into clicking on links or calling numbers. This could result in a scammer being given full access to your phone/computer or personal data and it can be avoided by always checking who is sending you a message before you click, call or download anything. It is also essential to regularly update your operating system and then scan or delete all attachments prior to downloading them.


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