Computer expert Addison Osterhout with "Computer Answers" in Albany showed us how easy it is to hack a smart phone.
“The simplest is using a free program that you can download,” Says Osterhout. “Get some tutorials on line and in about 10 minutes you can do it.”
Sure enough in ten minutes Addison was monitoring everything the photographer was doing: if he had been logging onto his bank's website, he would have gotten his passwords, account number, you name it.
It’s called a "Man in the Middle" intercept.
It can happen if you use an unsecured Wi-Fi connection like those found in airports, bus stations and internet cafes.
The thief’s software pretends to be the router you're trying to connect to, he decrypts your data, copies it, re-encrypts it and then sends it on to your bank.
While you were taking care of business, but so was the crook.