Ethical Hacking on Mobile Devices

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Ethical hacking – The term ‘ethical’ is unnecessary – it is not logical to refer to a hacker as an ‘ethical hacker’ because they have moved over from the ‘dark side’ into ‘the light’,” Constantine argues. “The reason companies want to employ a hacker is not because they know the ‘rules’ to hacking, but because of the very fact that they do not play by the rules.”

The mobile device has become an inseparable part of life today. The attackers are easily able to compromise the mobile network because of various vulnerabilities. The majority of the attacks are because of the untrusted apps. SMS is another way the attackers are gaining access to mobile devices by sending phishing messages/spam messages to users. The main operating systems used are:

Android, IOS, Blackberry

Smart mobile devices are those that have the functionalities of mobile phones and digital assistants. A  mobile device can be defined with some processing capabilities,  with permanent or intermittent connection to a network,  with limited memory.  which has been designed specifically for a  function,  but which can carry out more general ones.  According to this definition  there are many mobile devices, from portable audio players to GPS navigators, through mobile phones, PDAs, or Tablet PCs. For the wide variety of devices that are on the market, there are also several features that meet the needs of users especially in hardware such as touch and LCD screens, the camera that goes from the 2.0 Megapixels, memories internal as removable, the performance of the battery. 

Types of Android Attacks

Untrusted APK’s:

Attackers lure users to download applications from untrusted sources. These APK’s may contain malicious software inside them, giving the attacker remote access to the mobile device. when the APK is installed by the user.


The user may come across a suspicious SMS giving them big bounties. When the users click that particular link in the message, they may be redirected to a malicious website giving away their sensitive information or may lead to financial loss.


Phishing emails may redirect the users to malicious websites compromising the user’s details. SPAM emails may steal information from the users.


Some applications may spy on the mobile users and report to the remote attackers.


  • Never root your phone.
  • Do not download applications from untrusted third party sources.
  • Do not click on suspicious emails.
  • Never open suspicious SMS.
  • Use strong passwords/patterns.
  • Use Device administration API to set up password policy, remote wipe, etc.
  • Do not store passwords on phone.
  • Update the operating system regularly.
  • Use strong anti-virus.
  • artificial intelligence 

Ethical hacking is a tool for data protection and prevention. Due to the proliferation of mobile devices, tablets, and smartphones and a large number of applications,  the phenomenon of computer insecurity has increased considerably and therefore these are highly vulnerable,  because of the above,  what is intended with this article is to be constantly ahead of those who try to attack us by doing their own tests and attacks with the help of computer experts.

A new device is not that it is so remotely vulnerable until : The user makes an adequate handling of the phone without connecting to insecure  networks, Much  less entering passwords on sites that do not handle encryption security, That makes the device an attack target for the attacker can steal information, however the beginning of the attacks is due to the bad manipulation of the user, nor does it serve to have port blocking by default or the deletion of permissions to install unknown applications if the user gives permissions without reading or having knowledge what is which  is  installing making the phone’s security vulnerable

Ethical hacking is not only important to keep internet safe, but also it is a platform to provide such talent a place in today’s world.

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