We all are living in a world where everything is public and technology has moved way beyond one’s expectation and reach. Security experts say breaking into a smartphone is easier than you think and they’ve spied on a US Congressman’s phone calls to prove it their stand. German computer engineer Karsten Nohl states that all a hacker needs is a phone number and nothing more.
From there, hackers can track the owner’s whereabouts, know where they go for work, spy on whom they call and what they say over the phone.
Just by knowing the number of an off the shelf iPhone and exploiting a known network flaw, Nohl was able to spy on Representative Ted Lieu of California who agreed to participate in the demo, they then recorded his calls and tracked his movements. Forget complicated hacking tricks, Spying on someone’s calls and texts and tracking their movements is as simple as knowing their phone number.