Mobile phones have become the integral part of human life. It won’t e wrong to call mobile phones as 4th basic human need today. Technology has evolved so fast that communication has become much easier than it used to e some years back.
A mobile phone allows its user to make and receive telephone calls to and from the public telephone network which includes other mobiles and fixed line phones across the world. It does this by connecting to a cellular network owned by a mobile network operator. A key feature of the cellular network is that it enables seamless telephone calls even when the user is moving around wide areas via a process known as handoff or handover.
In addition to being a telephone, modern mobile phones also support many additional services, and accessories, such as SMS (or text) messages, email, Internet access, gaming, Bluetooth, infrared, camera, MMS messaging, MP3 player, radio and GPS. Low-end mobile phones are often referred to as feature phones, whereas high-end mobile phones that offer more advanced computing ability are referred to as smartphones.
Use of mobiles for communication is just one use. Today, technology has brought us many exciting new features inbuilt in mobile phones. Take any reputed make of cell phones, you will find people, particularly younger generation excited about making use of camera, Bluetooth, MP3 players, GPS & many features.
Mobile phones are used for a variety of purposes, including keeping in touch with family members, conducting business, and having access to a telephone in the event of an emergency. Some people carry more than one cell phone for different purposes, such as for business and personal use. Multiple SIM cards may also be used to take advantage of the benefits of different calling plans—a particular plan might provide cheaper local calls, long-distance calls, international calls, or roaming.
Since technology changes rapidly, it is said that every technology leaves some loopholes behind which if went unnoticed, can create a turbulent situation. Apart from regular user of mobile phones for the uses listed above, there also are active users who “hack” their or others’ mobile phones in unsecured, unauthorized manner. Similar in concept to computer hacking, many programmers or hackers to e called precisely, use their programming skills, hacking softwares programs to hack a mobile number that belongs to some other user. This in a way gives them unauthorized access to others’ mobile. Generally, mobile number hacking is done so as to make calls from others’ mobile phones, but there have instances of accessing others’ private messages, contacts in unauthorized way.
Similar to hacking a mobile number, hackers or even cell phone owners, too indulge in hacking their own handsets for accessing internet services. By configuring GPRS settings of mobile phones, accessing internet has become easy for hackers from their handset.
Mobile hacking is becoming trend since more & more users are getting involved in making use of cell phones just for fun.