The System and Security Info App Can Tell If a Phone Has Been Hacked

By: Katherine Pendrill - May 9, 2016
References: & gizmodo
German security researcher Stefan Esser recently helped develop a new app called 'System and Security Info,' which lets users know if their smartphone has been hacked. With consumers now using their smartphone for everything from taking family photos to online banking, there is a great deal of intimate information at risk. Now consumers can find out if someone is secretly spying on them by using a clever new app.

The System and Security Info app is designed to protect iPhones from being jailbroken, which refers to a process by which the device is modified so that it can run software not approved by Apple. Once a user has downloaded the app, a breakdown of all of their files will appear. The app will then indicate whether the user's phone has been unknowingly jailbroken. The app also offers security anomaly detection and malware detection.

With more consumers looking to safeguard their smartphones, this new app provides an easy way to protect against hackers.