Samsung’s Weaknesses Are Tracked, Can Make Cell Phones Hijacked by Spy

June 14, 2022 0 Comments

Mobile security company Kryptowire said it identified a serious security vulnerability in a number of Samsung phones running Android versions 9 through 12.

Quoted by Bussineswire, the vulnerability was discovered by using Kryptowire Mobile Application Security Testing (MAST). As a result, there is a system in place on those phones that allows local apps to mimic system level activity and ‘hijack’ important protected functions.

“Ever thought that other people had access to your phone? Unfortunately, you might be right,” says Alex Lisle, CTO of Kryptowire.

“Mobile apps are becoming the main point of personal and professional activity, becoming an increasingly attractive target for criminals.”

This security vulnerability is said to give hackers the ability to factory reset or factory reset a phone so that it can wipe all user data, make phone calls, install or uninstall apps silently.

Kryptowire also stated that the vulnerability could have the effect of weakening … Read the rest

2 Ways to Restore a Hijacked WhatsApp Account

June 6, 2022 0 Comments

Hacking of social media accounts like WhatsApp can be experienced by users. Even though WhatsApp is equipped with an end-to-end encrypted security system and two-step verification, it is possible for hackers to break into accounts and extract personal data.

If your WhatsApp account has already been hijacked, there is still a chance to get it back. Check out two ways to restore a hijacked WhatsApp below.

1. Report to WhatsApp help center
Reporting from the official website, the way to deal with hijacked WhatsApp can be by sending a reporting email to WhatsApp at [email protected]

Write an email with the subject that your WA account was hacked, for example: “My WhatsApp account got hacked”.

In the report, write a chronology along with additional evidence such as account screenshots and issues experienced.

Then complete your phone number used for WhatsApp starting with the Indonesian international code number (+62).

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