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Screen repair scam could invite hackers into your phone

Screen repair scam could invite hackers into your phone


USED DEVICE COULD BE COLLECTING INFORMATION ON YOU AND GIVING IT AWAY WITH YOU KNOW. W-N-C-T’S EMILY GIBBS EXPLAINS. MORE THAN 50% OF SMART PHONE USERS DROP THEIR PHONES, CRACKING THEIR SCREENS. RUSHING TO THE STORE TO GET IT FIXED. BUT HOW MANY OF THESE PEOPLE KNOW FIXING THE DAMAGE COULD BE INVITING A HACKER INTO YOUR DEVICE? IT’S CALLED THE “CHIP IN THE MIDDLE ATTACK”. SCAMMERS ARE GETTING A HOLD OF SCREEN REPLACEMENTS AND ADDING A SPYWARE CHIP. Nat “The center reacts to where the touch is.” THE CHIP CAN TRACK YOU FINGERS TO STEAL PASSWORDS OR ANY DATA YOU PLUG INTO YOUR PHONE. IT CAN ALSO SEND YOU TO PHISHING WEBSITES. A RECENT STUDY SAY THE HACKERS ARE SPECIFICALLY TARGETTING PEOPLE WITH SAMSUNG DEVICES. “The Samsung screens have a higher resolution.” WHY SAMSUNG? “We just don’t see a lot of them, just because you get an iphone screen and you can do it for 100 then you get a Samsung screen and its upward to 200.” THE STUDY SAYS THE CHEAPER THE PRICE… THE GREATER RISK OF GETTING A HACKED SCREEN. “The samsungs tend to get a little more difficult, the price is really your big difference.” I TALKED TO AN EMPLOYEE AT FAST FONE REPAIR ABOUT STEPS THEY TAKE TO KEEP CUSTOMER’S PHONE SAFE. “All of our screens are from reputable dealers in the United States, we don’t do anything outside the United States.” “We can usually tell if they are a little different.” REPAIR EXPERTS SAY… BESIDES STAYING AWAY FROM SMALL, UNKNOWN SCREEN REPLACEMENT SHOPS… “We do of course recommend tempered glass and definitely cases, protective cases.” NOW THIS SCAM HAS YET TO EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA, BUT THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU TELLS ME THAT ONCE IT HITS ONE PART OF THE COUNTRY, IT CAN EASILY SPREAD TO THE NEXT. THE RONALD

3 thoughts on “Screen repair scam could invite hackers into your phone”

  1. this is fake, I own a iphone/mobile repair bussines and I swear this is impossible, at less puting additional Hardware in the phone, some Phone Repair shops can ask for the password by this they can put a virus in it but its software (able to delate)

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