Among the tools most used by hackers, or rather crackers (the so-called Black Hat Hackers ), there are hackers, these are software that, once installed on a user’s computer or smartphone, spy on activities of the latter and, in this case, everything you type on the keyboard of your device. As you can well guess, this is a very dangerous weapon since on a computer keyboard a smartphone is keyed in everything: from the passwords of your social accounts, to the credentials for accessing home banking services, through online searches. Let us now see how to hack an Instagram password.
- The most sophisticated hackers not only take into account all that is typed by the user on the keyboard, but then send this information to the crackers, who can thus act undisturbed remotely. The hackers that are used for a “domestic” use, on the other hand, are less avant-garde since they do not allow to act at a distance, but they are however equally effective given that they still allow you to capture everything the user writes on the keyboard. Home Hackers, is a perfect example of “home” hackers (as the name of this program also suggests). If you want to know how this software works in detail, we invite you to read the guide that explains its features and functioning.
Once the hackers has monitored the activity of its “victim”, the cracker can approach his computer and take the information recorded by the software in question by copying it to a USB stick or an external hard drive.
On smartphones and tablets, however, spy apps might be installed which, as their name suggests, track user activity text typed on the keyboard, applications used, list of incoming and outgoing calls and how much other and send this information to crackers who act undisturbed in total anonymity.
Even applications originally designed for legitimate purposes, such as anti-theft apps or parental control apps can be used for locate the user and spy on his activities.
To find out if your device is a victim of these apps, we suggest you read the in-depth section in which we explain how to check the presence of spy apps through the use of some specific applications such as, for example, the detector which allows you to identify the presence of any spy software through the monitoring of battery consumption.
Passwords stored in the browser
Another hacking technique successfully used by the attackers to illegally access the Instagram profiles of others consists in coming into possession of the passwords stored in the browser database used by users to access their Instagram account.
Most popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Edge, etc., offer the possibility to save their access credentials so as not to have to manually type them every time you want to log in to one of your accounts. As comfortable as this solution may seem, it is definitely dangerous since, if an attacker had access to this kind of information, he could immediately enter your profile.