HACKERS NOW HAVE A CHEAP EASY WAY OF A CELL PHONE HACK SIMPLY USING A TABLE OR COUNTERTOP
So the new and modern world keeps changing the game that we’re all in. But by game, I really mean the modern world of common technology. Absolutely everyone has a cell phone these days. And that means there are nefarious actors out there who want to take advantage of that. We all already know (or we should!) about the many ways hackers can get into our phones. But now? Now, the very tables and counters you just might put you cell phone are could be the new hacker tool. And no, this is no joke. It’s simply the world we live in. Now, anyway.
EVERY TIME YOU PUT YOUR PHONE DOWN, KNOW THAT A HACK IS A REAL THRET
So how could this possibly work? Well, say you walk into a public space, pretty much anywhere. It could be a café or even a bar! And no, the proprietors wouldn’t even necessarily know of the danger. So you sit down. Maybe you even order a beer, or a Manhattan. So of course, you take your cell phone out to do whatever is on your mind. And, you do what’s totally normal. You put you phone down, in front of you, on the surface right in front of you. But that very surface could be the very doorway a hacker uses to get into your cell phone and all of your data. But, again, how?
CHEAP DEVICE CAN HACK YOUR CELL PHONE’S SMART ASSISTANT USING SILENT VIBRATIONS
Well, it’s as simple as a hacker buying a piezoelectric transducer. And what the hell is that? Well, it’s a piece of hardware you can buy for the rich price of five bucks. And that little device can generate tiny vibrations no human can hear. And researchers tested the theory, which everyone now knows about, proving the threat. So if you were to, say, mount one of these transducers under a countertop, that’s pretty much it for installation. Then, the device can signal you phone with tiny vibrations and hack your phone’s smart assistant. In other words, it tricks your cell phone into receiving voice commands. But you can’t hear a damn thing.
So what can you do? Well, have a crazy thick case, for one. Or, simply take that napkin sitting there and put your phone on top of that. No silent vibrations will get thru that. So hack the hack, and keep your data safe!