Online scammers are able to break into your smartphone and reset the device from your passcode. They pay attention to a user’s actions and take advantage of a moment of carelessness with their phone’s access code. Here are a few measures you can take to better protect yourself.
Cybercriminals have found a non-technical way to access mobile devices and steal valuable information, including bank accounts and passwords. The vulnerability is due to many users not being careful enough when using the most basic security feature: the passcode that unlocks your mobile phone. Once inside, smartphone thieves are able to lock the user’s out by changing the password of the account linked to the device. From there they can access your entire digital life and even empty your bank accounts.
The good news is that there are steps you can take to prevent this from happening to you. Here are some recommendations to reduce the risks of being compromised by criminals and having your confidential information stolen: