Do you have a smartphone? Of course you have. Let's say you even use some encryption for your mobile calls. Do you know what threats you are exposed to when using it? Keep reading...
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Spyware run on smartphone and can record all communication. It can send the recorded communication later or broadcast it live. Spyware is hidden and difficult to detect.
2. Record microphone
A malware can record the microphone of your smartphone can send or broadcast the communication it captures.
3. Man-in-the-middle attack
A malicious outsider inserts him or herself into a conversation between you and your party and gains access to your private information.
4. Stealing encryption keys
The encryption keys can be stolen before or during the communication. It is a common problem of encryption software. However it is possible to physically protect encryption keys with cryptochip or TPM technology. It requires a hardware piece in your smartphone, typically integrated into a micro SD card.
5. Cracking encryption keys
Cracking the keys can be easier if you use public key encryption. Since public keys are sent over the Internet and define the key space, they make cracking a lot easier. You can find a nice explanation of the mathematical background here: https://www.udacity.com/course/cs387.
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