For many people, smartphones have become an integral part of their lives. This is not only a means of communication, but also a huge virtual storage of personal information, which contains everything - from the daily schedule to the state of finances.
Last summer, the UK Supreme Court ruled to consider the information contained in the memory of a smartphone confidential, which is protected by law. But this decree is unlikely to be relevant for hackers who know how to use IT technologies as thieves' master keys.
One of these inventions was demonstrated by engineer and biohacker Seth Vale. A small RFID chip with RFID function built into the hand allows wireless communication with nearby mobile devices.
The radio chip sends a link to the phone, and if the user clicks on it, he receives as a "gift" a malicious file that connects the phone to the server. Thus, the hacker gains access to the database of a specific device.
Of course, not all users will accept strange invitations to open links. But if the phone falls into the hands of a hacker even for a second, the unobtrusive request "Can I call from your phone?" can turn into a malicious attack.