SMS and the 11 Popular Methods of Cyber Hacking Smartphones

A report by Malaysian daily The Star on Sunday said that the country logged 24 cases of electronic hacking involving RM3.3 million in losses. The hacking of smartphones took place between January and September 2012.

The reports highlights the vulnerability of smartphones to cyber hacking and other malicious threats through the mobile phones' short messaging service (SMS) which is celebrating 20 years of use on Dec 3, Monday.

The losses, which amount to millions of dollars from malware and toll fraud attacks on smartphones, stem from illegal access of applications from unofficial sources than trusted ones such Apple or Google.