Safety Tips in Buying Used Phones Or Laptops
You need to understand that the techniques of hacking are increasing daily as new devices are coming out and cyber criminality has become a popular job as many are making millions from it despite the continuous hunting and revealing of their tactics many online users still fall the victim of entering into their traps.
We shall be revealing the latest means cybercriminals are using to access your accounts in this post and also giving you the simple solution or ways to abate it.
The bad aspect of the rising online criminality is that the more educated people are not going into it.
This set of people is professionals in online codes and files management which impose more traits on all online users.
Thanks to many programmers and world online monitoring bodies who continuously reveal any malware sent into the online system and find ways to counter them.
The recent information reaching us revealed that most of these professional cybercriminals have resorted to manually installing spyware in phones and computers meant for sale.
They achieve this goal by setting up their own gangs of such product dealers, who allows them to install their spyware into any of the product.
Such that when anyone buys such a product their activities in the device will be seen by them in the comfort of their homes.
Hence if the device will be used for financial activities such as mobile banking, or online banking the bank account details will be phished out easily and be used to siphon the account through wire transfer.
As a matter of fact, most of the current cybercriminals making millions now use this technique which is very new and unknown to people.
And this can easily be seen in fairly used devices placed for sale as secondhand, while the possibility of having it in new devices is low, it does not completely state the fact that they wouldn’t be found in new devices.
While this is happening, we have gathered possible means to abate such techniques and they are:
When you buy any new product check the product manual and carton to know and see all the apps that followed the laptop or phone from the manufacturers.
In such a case, if the device is formatted those apps will not be erased irrespective of how many times the formatting is made. So those apps should be your initial work by identifying them on the device.
Hence, any app seen on the device that does not accompany the specified apps should be marked and removed.
Another means of ensuring a complete solution is by formatting any device bought newly and using your hand to install the needed apps through reliable app stores.
Details on this will be a topic for another day. So your device will be safer when you format it after purchase, even though there may be games and videos you may like, do not be carried away by such things, your financial security is more important, hence ensure you are safe with your device.
Philip is a graduate of Mechanical engineering and an NDT inspector with vast practical knowledge in other engineering fields, and software.
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