Young adults lead the pack with an astonishing average of 109.5 messages sent or received on a normal day, while older users text about a dozen times a day.
It's easy to see why texting has become more popular: Your messages are waiting whenever you have a chance to take a glance, they're easy to answer and it's faster to skim texts than listen to voicemail.
That makes it much harder to hack into someone's account – but users have to enable it themselves.To make it simple to generate – and remember – long, strong and unique passwords, subscribe to a reputable password manager that suggests strong passwords and stores them in an encrypted file on your own computer.The only safe way to protect yourself is using camera covers, which can be bought online.A simple sticky note or piece of blu-tac will also work.These permissions would involve allowing apps to take a picture during the set-up process but taking it away after a short period of time.
The other option would be for Apple to introduce a warning light that lets people know when they are being recorded.
The i Phone gives no indication that the camera is being used or that the photos are being uploaded to the internet.'i OS users often grant camera access to an app soon after they download it (e.g., to add an avatar or send a photo),' he wrote in a blog post.'These apps, like a messaging app or any news-feed-based app, can easily track the users face, take pictures, or live stream the front and back camera, without the user’s consent.'In Apple's latest operating system, i OS11, permission to access your camera means apps can use the software's facial recognition system.
This means that malicious apps could be used to secretly detect the emotions of users.
He said the issues is a 'privacy loophole that can be abused by i OS apps'.
The only safe way to protect yourself from the hack is using camera covers, which can be bought online, though a simple sticky note will suffice.
Cyber criminals can use i Phone apps to secretly turn on your front or back camera at any time, a security expert has warned.