Do you think that your child is up to no good? Are you worried that they may be hanging out with the wrong crowd. In today’s Information Age, it can be very difficult to know what someone is up to unless they want to share this information with you. That’s because almost everything happens online. Your child probably spends more time online than they do talking to you and you have a right to worry.
As a parent therefore, it may be prudent to make sure that your child is not in any danger and you can use the same technology they use to keep you away from their affairs. Which brings us to this article’s topic; is it possible to hack someone’s cell phone with just their number? In this article, we will show you that it is indeed possible and even share with you a few ways you can do that.
1. Send Spam Messages
One way you can hack someone’s number is to send them a scam message. This is usually a black hat method but can often work when you need to access the device’s Google account and the information in it. The following are just some of the steps you would take if you were to send such as scam message to the target device;
Step 1: You would send an SMS to the target device asking them to verify their account by replying with the verification code you provide. In truth the code is a password reset code.
Step 2: You then send another text message with the unlock code.
Step 3: When the target person enters the code, their email address is forfeited and you can then log in to their account without being detected.
2. How to Hack a Cell Phone without Installing on the Target Device
If sending your child a scam SMS is not something you might consider ethical, you should know that there is one ethical way you can check on your child without hacking their cell phone or even installing any apps on their device. This solution gives you access to your child’s data without any invasive, illegal or scamming methods.
This solution is Spymer, one of the best monitoring apps in the business monitor and even download the data on your child’s device. Some of the features that make Spymer the ideal tool to use include the following;
- It allows you to remotely track the activities of the target device including the current location of the device.
- It can also access up to 18 different types of data including deleted data.
- With it, you can also export the data you find on their device to your computer in HTML or CSV format.
- It is also very easy to use. You don’t even have to install any apps on the device or jailbreak the device to use it.
To use Spymer to monitor the device, you need to make sure that iCloud is turned on the target device and that the two-factor authentication feature is turned off, then follow these very simple steps;
Step 1: Download and Install Spymer to your computer to begin. There is a free trial version that you can download and use for free.
Step 2: Launch the program and then go through the setup process. Once set up is complete, enter the target person’s name and age and then click “Next.”
Step 3: In the next window, select the way that you want to monitor your child. If you select to scan iTunes backup, you’ll need to find the iTunes backup file on the computer for scanning.
Step 4. If what you select is iCloud option, just enter the target device’s iCloud credentials to sign in to their iCloud account and click on “Verify” to continue.
Step 5: In the next window, you should see a list of all the devices associated with that iCloud account along with information about each device. Click on the one you want to track and then click “Next.”
Step 6: The program will begin analyzing the selected device. When the analysis is complete, you should see a list of different types of data on the left. Click on any type of data that you want to track and you’ll see all the individual data on the device. For example, click on “WhatsApp” to see the WhatsApp messages they have sent and received. If you need to, you can select some items and click on “Export to Computer” to save them to your computer.
3. How to Stop Your Phone from Being Hacked
Phone hacking can be a serious problem precisely because most of us have a lot of information on our devices and it is very easy for the hacker to get sensitive information like emails, credit card data and even your location. But there are several steps that you can take to make sure that you are not hacked.
Basic phone security tips:
- Ensure that you keep your phone with you at all times especially when you are in a public space.
- It is also important that you use a strong passcode. Change the default passcode to something you will remember no one else can guess.
- Avoid connecting to unprotected Bluetooth networks and turn off Bluetooth when you are not using it.
- Also avoid storing credit card information and PIN numbers on your device. But if you must, use a protected app to store them.
Advanced ways to prevent phone hacking:
The following are just some of the advanced steps you can take to take further precaution against hacking;
- Avoid using public WI-FI networks. Hackers target these to access your information.
- Avoid using the autocomplete option available on most browsers. This is because it saves a lot of important data that can easily fall into the wrong hands.
- Delete your browsing history, cache and cookies. This will reduce the amount of data that hackers can access.
- Turn on “Find My iPhone.” This feature will help you to stay protected and locate the device if it ever goes missing.
- Consider using a security app to keep the data on your device from prying eyes. Regular antivirus apps are ideal although go for the one that offers more protection.