I am fully ware about modern threats in the internet becouse cybersecurity is my hobby. I am aware that even new models of smartphones can have backdoors. The question is "Am I worth for hackers to spend time and efforts to hack my smartphone"? Crime hackers like to target only reach people. That's why I use some lifehacks to decrease possiblity of been hacked.
1. I don't keep big money in the bank. If I want to buy something in the internet, I pay in to my bank accout with small amount of money.
2. I have 2 debit cards. The first one is for ATM (in real life), the second one if for buing in virtual world only. Even If my debit card number and securyty code CVV or CVC will leaked, there won't be big problem, becouse hackers don't find big money in my bank account.
3. I use oldschool one-time-passwords on paper, that I get from my internet bank. If I will be forced to use SMS or push-up passwords, I will use dedicated smartphone only to receive electronic passwords.
4. I read many cybersecurity sites, but I am aware that risk of leak or cybercrime is big, that's why I try to minimalise the risk by not be seen as someone who is important.
I will buy new smartphone only if old browsers stop support modern websites. BTW. I newer was fan of smartphones, but you need to have this device if you want to be independent and not rely on somobody else in modern times.
Stefan Verstappen is using a new payments method.