A specialized company Palo Alto networks warns, hackers have access to backups of the phones
The great amount of personal information that stored today mobile devices makes that cybercriminals will become attractive to hackers and other white. A company specialized in security warns about the mode of operation of criminals and explains how to avoid becoming a victim.
Palo Alto Networks, a U.S. network security company, has published a report which explains that hackers have access to backups of the phone stored in PC and Mac computers to steal private data of iOS and BlackBerry devices. This method, known as ‘backstab’, works for more than five years in more than 30 countries. In addition, numerous web sites that explain in detail how to implement this technique to steal information represent an irrigation for most users of mobile devices.
According to the data collected by this American firm, there are around 704 samples of ‘adware’ and six different types of ‘Trojan horses’, with the introduction of the computer, access data from backups of the phones by malware files. This process starts when a user connects your device to the computer via a USB connection and without need for special privileges or administrator permissions.
Palo Alto points out that, when you save unnecessary or backups by default on the hard disk of the computer, they are the perfect target to access the iOS devices, even when it is assumed that they are well protected. For this reason, the company recommends eliminating surplus copies of programs like iCloud and iTunes and encrypt them that you wish to preserve elaborate password.
In the same way, users should carefully check the domain name and SSL certificate of the web page you agree, to make sure that you visit the official website of Apple. In addition, it is essential to have an antivirus of last generation and avoid transferring data through computers that are not trusted.
Protect yourself hackers have access to backups and follow what Palo Alto Network says.