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The Photos on Your Smartphone Reveal More Than You Think

You might think that the photos in your phone’s gallery are entirely private. But in reality, your private photos can easily be hacked into.

Many celebrities have had their private photos shared in public. But these celebrities’ private photos weren’t even sent to personal acquaintances who then shared the images without permission; these celebrity photos were hacked. Hacking into someone’s personal image gallery is easy, which is why it’s so important to store your most private photos in Private Gallery. Private Gallery lets you protect sensitive photos with a second password. Additionally, once you move photos to Private Gallery, they are removed from your normal photo app for extra protection. Click here to protect your photos from prying eyes:

But how is it that it’s so simple for hackers to gain access to your private photos? Here, we’ll talk about three common ways hackers can retrieve your private photos.

Read more: Your Photos May Be Taking Up Too Much Memory          

Hacking Email

If you send personal photos through email, it’s easy for hackers to gain access to them. Some hackers can figure out how to get into your personal email by trying random combinations of your name — or if you’ve sent them an email — using that with the forgotten password helper. If you have a common password, then, it isn’t hard for them to gain access.

Using a Cell Provider

Common providers like AT&T and Verizon can give hackers a way to access your phone. If a hacker knows your phone number, he or she can then use the “Forgot My Password” feature on the cell provider’s website to break your password. Also, if you have an obvious PIN number, the hackers can break into it. Finally, if you have simple security question answers, they can also unlock your password quite easily.


If you’re sending private photos to someone, beware. It can be easy for hackers to “spoof” — or replicate — a cellphone number of the person to whom you want to send the photos. There are a number of online services and Caller ID apps that let hackers spoof another person’s phone number and operate as if they are the person to whom you intended to send the photos.

You don’t want to let any photos you wouldn’t want your mother to see stay unprotected on your phone. Instead, put them into a password-protected Private Gallery to keep them to yourself.