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Has your phone been hacked? The seven signs

Has your phone been hacked?  The seven signs

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There are many cases of people who have been hacked on their mobile phones, and of course it is not easy to find out on your own. If you doubt it too, then you should pay attention to a few things.

Experts have predicted and collected all the signs that should put you under suspicion. One of the most common methods used is scam emails and malspam that contain malicious links or attachments. Once the victim clicks on the attachment or link, which then “downloads” the malware onto their device, this “opens the door” for hackers. However, there are many signs that something is wrong.

7 suspicious signs that your phone has been hacked

Your device is sending or receiving strange messages

If your friends receive messages from your cell phone that you didn’t send, something is wrong. The same is true with emails. Likewise, receiving messages that are not intended for you is a negative sign.

New apps are installed without your choice

Although the manufacturer of your device has the right to install a new app, while updating your software, if an app appears at the wrong time, you should suspect that something is wrong. It’s best not to open the new app until you’ve done a Google search and confirmed what it says.

Your cell phone bill is “inflated”

Professional hackers can take advantage of a vulnerability in your device and make calls to foreign lines that charge exorbitant amounts. The same goes for messages.

Your device’s battery is draining very quickly

Sure, your phone’s battery life decreases over time, but if we notice a sudden change, it could mean that some malware is running in the background, draining your battery faster.

Your device is getting hotter than usual

As before, when some malware is constantly running in the background, it causes the processor to heat up, to levels where it is now more noticeable that something is going on.

Some sites look different than before

Many malware programs mediate between your device’s browser and the Internet, thus “reading” all the data you send and receive. This feature may affect the appearance of some websites.

Some applications stop working normally

If this happens, malware may try to intercept data from it, affecting its smooth functioning.

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