Definition of phone hacking in English:

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phone hacking

noun

The action or practice of gaining unauthorized access to data stored in another person’s phone, especially in order to access their voicemail.
Example sentences
  • If you think that phone hacking is bad now, take a gander at what's coming.
  • But it seems that the hackers who share this knowledge are still only taking a side glance at the possibilities of phone hacking.
  • There's something going on here, but I just don't believe it's entirely cell phone hacking.

Derivatives

phone hacker

noun
Example sentences
  • In a telephone interview, the 21-year-old phone hacker demonstrated how he could spoof his Caller ID to appear to be phoning from the reporter's office.
  • Another phone hacker, speaking on condition of anonymity, was openly angry about the service, because he was hoping to be first to market with his own copycat.
  • What piqued the interest of phreakers (phone hackers) was discovering that over a long distance connection, the cheap plastic whistle's pitch granted "operator mode" - carte blanche to the telephone system.

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Syllabification: phone hack·ing

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