The method of spying on users, popular among hackers, is called the zero-click method

This is the zero-click method. The principle is that the user can not install anything on a computer or smartphone, it is enough to be connected to the appropriate communication channel or launch the web page needed by attackers.

As a result, hackers get access to the correspondence, the user’s photo.

Attackers also get the opportunity to record conversations and video from cameras, collect geolocation and payment data.

The only means to combat such methods are firewalls, antiviruses, and browser virus analysis mechanisms. But when using a VPN, most of the defense mechanisms become meaningless.

“The attackers have a lot of tools in their arsenal. Unfortunately, our phones and laptops may be vulnerable. Especially if you open files from unreliable sources,” Kostunov said.