Forensic scientist told how smartphones collect data about their owners
Modern smartphones are constantly collecting data about their owners and watching what they say. About this “Prime” Igor Mikhailov, a Group-IB digital forensics specialist, said.
According to him, smartphone geolocation data is automatically transmitted to the servers of operating system development companies. Then they are sold to the owners of the corresponding services.
In addition, the ability to listen is the functionality of some malicious programs.
According to the expert, surveillance using a mobile phone can be minimized. The owner in this case must limit the access of applications to the camera and voice recorder and not install applications from unverified sources. It is also worth restricting the access of applications to geolocation.
Earlier it was reported that scammers began to deceive the inhabitants of the Russian Federation according to a new two-stage scheme. The scam involves two calls from a supposedly large financial institution. The goal of scammers is to force a person to take out a loan and transfer money to them.
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