Replacement screens can be used to hack your phone

Replacement screens can be used to hack your phone

    

Replacement screens can be used to hack your phone
In the newly published paper, researchers from Israel's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev revealed how a common fix to your smartphone can be used to hack your data.

By embedding a malicious chip which cost less than $10 within a third-party touchscreen, the research team was able to manipulate the data transfer from the device's hardware to the software drivers within the OS.


This hack enables the hacker to record keyboard inputs, take pictures of the user, install malicious applications, and redirect users to phishing websites.

The below video shows how this hack works on the Huawei Nexus 6P. With this method both the Android and iOS device can be hacked easily. It would be advisable to stick to the Official parts and service shops.




via: engadget | source | Image: ifixit



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