How to know my phone is hacked
A few years back we have to use computers for doing some powerful and important works
But, now with the change of technology Mobile Phones has replaced by the name “Smart Phone” and they called by this name because they have become much smarter than before. Now, we can do many types of power with the help of our phone which computers can do.
But, we all know that everything has two sides one is good and another one is bad. With the development of technology hackers also become advanced and due to this, the privacy of your phone decreases and our phone get hacked. So, in this article, we are going to list some signs which will help you to know that your phone or Tablet is hacked or not.
Signs Your smartphone or tablet is hacked
When your phone gets hacked it will start showing some signs which are not common as usual. So, those signs are listed below:
Your smartphone or tablet become slower than before
Because of the malware which is running in the background of your mobile apps make your phone performance slower. This also happens when you update the phone operating system. So, if you have just updated the operating system of your phone then don’t be panic.
Your phone will start sending or receiving strange text
If you notice that from your phone message is text to someone which is strange that you have not sent or you will receive any message which is strange then chances that your phone is hacked.
Now apps will be installed on your phone
If you have just updated your phone operating system and some new apps are installed in it then no problem those are installed by OS for advanced features. But, any new app installed unknowingly then you have to beware that it can be kosher. You have to search for that app which is installed on your phone and after that uninstall it because they can be harmful.
Your Phone battery will start draining quickly
The malware which is inside your phone and keeps tracking the user activity uses phone battery and because of this, the phone battery starts draining very quickly.
Pop-up Ads will start appearing automatically
Sometimes you will notice that while using phone pop-up ads will be shown to you and many times this will starts happening. This is the sign that your phone got hacked and ads are showing by some third-party. These ads are not of any mobile app they will starts appearing anywhere like while calling, texting, etc.
Your home screen is just a matrix of numbers. Your device loses its charge quickly, or restarts suddenly. Or, you notice outgoing calls that you never dialed. Chances are your smartphone has been hacked. The sad truth is that hackers now have a multitude of ways to get into your phone, without ever touching it.
Given that our smartphones have become our new wallets, containing a treasure trove of personal and financial information, a breach can leave you at serious risk.
The intruder could log in to your accounts as you, spam your contacts with phishing attacks, or rack up expensive long-distance charges. They could also access any passwords saved on your phone, potentially opening the door to sensitive financial accounts. That’s why it’s important to be able to recognize when your smartphone has been hacked, especially since some of the signs can be subtle.
For most of us, our phones are the center of our daily lives, and as a result, they contain a treasure trove of personal information, from banking details to messaging and email accounts. This sensitive data can be pretty enticing to a range of the nefarious, from cybercriminals to someone you may even know.
Phone hacking can involve the unknowing download of spyware that relays information on your activity – such as logging keystrokes to scrape passwords; spy apps downloaded by someone with access to your device; or other malware that exploits your phone, for example by using its internet bandwidth in a botnet, as occurred with malware that infected nearly 20 million Android devices.
“The most common way that smartphones can be hacked is to infect the device with malware,” says Victor Chebyshev, a security researcher at Kaspersky Lab. This malware can arrive on the device buried inside apps downloaded by the user – and the likelihood of a malicious app rises when downloading away from the official app stores, which police their content.
While iPhones aren’t immune to hacking, Apple’s strict vetting policy means the incidence of bad apps targeting iPhones (at least non-jailbroken ones) is lower than for Android phones. “Android devices are more susceptible to these kinds of attacks because they have the option to install applications from third parties,” says Chebyshev.
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