Can your computer be used to hack your phone?


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Everything has embedded computers these days, everything is networked. So, can your phone be used to infect your computer?
 

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Most likely possible, Notebooks and some Desktops have Bluetooth [short-range wireless] as well as USB ports. The power cable for phones can be unplugged from the power adapter and used in a USB port to connect the phone and computer to transfer data. Same can affect tablets.
 

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Hi,

I'd say the android or one of it's many apps can indeed hack a windows device.
 

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I thought so, but why have I never heard of malware propagating like this

a contact's phone > your phone > your computer
 

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why have I never heard of malware propagating like this
It's on the rise, and only gonna get worse!
The more society conducts their lives in cyberspace, the more cyber-criminals will flourish.
 

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A simple search brings up numerous how-to's. Whether they actually work is subjective
 

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Any actual occurrences that anti-malware companies are providing protection for?

Such companies would have advertised that, something like cross-platform protection, along with the ID and the 'resumes' of the cross-platform malware.
 

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Bitdefender Pro provides protection for android devices as part of their full device package, not sure about Crapple as I don't have any use for it, but it may well be supported
 

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I looked at BitDefender's multi device protection for Android, Windows, MacOS, and iOS, but I did not see any protection against any cross-platform threats.

On my LAN are all 4 OSs, and each OS is protected against its own malware, I hope that's adequate.
 

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