Hackers are now able to steal your PINS and passwords by tracking the motion of your smartphone. No matter how secure your phone is, its motion sensors could still be one of the weakest links hackers can use to access confidential information stored on your mobile device. The latest research revealed that malicious websites and installed apps can easily allow hackers steal PINs and passwords from the way you tilt your smartphone.
When you type your password, the programs can analyze the movement of your mobile device to work out the characters.
Here are a few tips to stay safe from cybercrimes:
- Close background mobile apps when you’re not using them and uninstall apps that you don’t need.
- Keep your mobile apps up-to date
- Always install apps from approved app stores only
- Audit the permissions that applications have on your mobile device