Do you dock your smartphone to your computer or tablet to update? Well, heads up, there is a new threat. Thieves have now developed a new way to steal passwords and pins.
We’ve talked before about malware, viruses sent over the air, now they are targeting smartphones in an old fashioned way. According to Zach Epstein over on boy genuis report, http://www.bgr.com (http://bgr.com/2014/01/28/android-malware-steal-pin-iphone/)
As noted by Forbes contributor Tamlin Magee, Hindocha created code that is capable of tracking a user’s taps and swipes as they operate a smartphone. With similar malware, a malicious hacker might be able to steal PINs, account numbers, passwords and other sensitive information users type into their handsets.
The parameters are narrow but with technology blooming as it is, who knows what thieves will do in the future.
Crikey! That’s scary but not unbelievable. I’ve removed all apps from my phone for similar reasons.