Talking Point with Steven Chia and Whitehat Society

Whitehat Society 15 May 2017

Did you know that your phone could be easily tapped to relay sensitive information back to the hackers? In today’s hyper-connected world, it is important to be aware of how easily malicious actors could gain access to the devices that you use everyday for just about everything. In this episode of Talking Point (found here), Wong Wai Tuck and Jaren Lim from Whitehat Society demonstrate how they could hijack host Steven Chia’s mobile phone without his knowledge with just his phone number alone. While this was just a staged experiment, these threats are very real today. With that in mind, keep yourself and your information safe by following some simple guidelines:

  • Avoid connecting to public and unsecured WiFi as anything and everything you do there can be potentially tracked by malicious actors.

  • Avoid clicking on links that may look suspicious.

  • Always know what you’re doing, especially when installing apps that ask for permissions.

Read the full article by Channel News Asia here.