April 17, 2016
Can a Phone Be Hacked? Watch Lookout on 60 Minutes
Tonight, 60 Minutes featured Lookout co-founder John Hering and a number of other well-known and respected security researchers demonstrating mobile attacks.
This snippet of conversation from the segment, captures the reality of mobile security:
60 Minutes’ Sharyn Alfonsi: “Is everything hackable?”
A: “If somebody tells you, ‘You can’t do it’?”
H: “I wouldn’t believe them.”
As the segment continues a number of ways smartphones can be attacked are shown. For example, John explains the issues with spoofed Wi-Fi networks that, when connected to, could give an attacker a live view of the activity on your device. The segment also looks at an attack that uses only a phone number to spy on a targeted device.
Lookout provides safer solutions for everybody
At Lookout, we’ve been committed to helping the world become safer as it gets more connected since 2007. In that time we’ve developed a suite of products, including mobile apps for personal and enterprise security.
To detect mobile threats and protect your privacy you can download Lookout from the Google Play or App Store here:
For enterprise technology and security teams, there’s Mobile Threat Protection, Lookout’s mobile security solution for business, that integrates with existing MDM and EMM solutions to deliver comprehensive security for the mobile threat landscape.
Mobile security is more important than ever
As tonight’s episode showed, phones can be hacked. While this is a true statement, it’s not a cause for alarm. Lookout is laser-focused on creating products that serve and delight not just IT administrators and CSOs, but individuals as well. You don't have to worry about mobile security, because we will. However, if you’ve been waiting for the right time to pay attention to mobile security, that time is now.