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When we browse the Internet, our privacy can be violated in different ways. Hackers can use strategies to find a way to steal information and see what we write on our mobile or computer, either when browsing or using applications such as WhatsApp, etc.
To avoid these problems, you must be prepared and take steps to improve security on your network.
How can they see what we write when browsing?
These issues can occur when you type anything in Chrome, use apps like WhatsApp, or send email. Have you ever thought about how much you can write on your computer or phone at the end of the day? This includes passwords, personal information, and data that may be secret. It is very important that no one reads all of this.
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Hackers often use a keylogger, which is a device that records which keys are pressed. It’s a type of software that enters your computer or mobile device and records every key you press. For example, what you write to send on WhatsApp, the websites you visit and even the passwords you type.
This type of software can enter in many different ways. For example, a fake file sent by email, a program that looks legal but is actually a scam, an Excel or Word document, etc. It’s important not to make mistakes, have a good security program, and keep everything up to date.
The same thing happens with Trojan horses. It is a type of malware that allows attackers to take control of a computer. For example, they could delete or create files, access the computer from afar, or even just operate a program. So they could read everything we write if they used a certain app.
Skygofree is a type of Trojan that can read what we write. This threat affected Android and an attacker could read texts not only from WhatsApp but also from other apps like Skype. They could even read SMS. As with keyloggers, it’s important to use common sense, have good security tools, and keep your system up to date.
Unprotected Wi-Fi networks
If you join a public Wi-Fi network, anything you type could also be at risk. If you join an unsecured network, like one at an airport or a mall, they can see what you type through programs that don’t use encryption or a security hole.
In these situations, the best thing you can do is use a good VPN to secure your connection and prevent them from seeing what you share on the network. If you use a VPN and the Internet is slow, you may need to repair some programs, but a promising program is a good way to avoid problems.
As you can see, hackers could use different methods to read everything you type on the Internet. The most important thing is not to make mistakes, only run programs from official sources, use a good antivirus program, and keep everything up to date. You will be safer thanks to that.
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