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Malware on mobile devices is not trivial because it could be a way for ‘criminals’ to enter and disarm your cellphone. If you are suspicious of a cell phone getting hacked, it could be that it is feared to be true, especially if there are the following signs.
Josh Galindo, Director of Training at uBreakiFix explains some of its characteristics, as quoted by Techlicious.
1. The battery is easily reduced
There are many possibilities when the cell phone battery is rapidly decreasing. Either because the cellphone is indeed in trouble or it could be that your smartphone is being bugged.
If you feel that your cell phone is fine but are experiencing the problem, there is also the possibility of malware or spy applications that can scan the cell phone and send the data there to the desired server.
2. Application crashes frequently
Suddenly the screen lags, or the application crashes suddenly. This can be due to malware that is burdening mobile resources or colliding with other applications.
You may also experience applications that continue to run even after closing them. Another sign is that the phone restarts repeatedly.
3. High data consumption
Another sign of cellphones being tapped or hacked is unusually high data bills at the end of the month. This can come from malware or spy applications that are running and sending information back to the server.
4. There is a suspicious telephone or message
When you feel that there are messages or calls that you don’t know about, you should be on your guard. It could be that this is malware that is trying to be done on a cell phone to contact the number. Check the cost of calls, or any costs that are in the cell phone. Do not forget to check also the existing e-wallet whether there is a reduction or not.
5. Mysterious pop-ups
Indeed, not all pop-ups indicate your cell phone was hacked. But the pop-up that appears continuously turns out to be one indication of a cellphone infected with adware, a form of malware that forces the device to open certain pages that lead to revenue through clicks for advertisements.
6. Unusual activity on the account
If a hacker makes it into the smartphone, they will also be able to access the account that is integrated in it. From social media to email or other applications.
This can be revealed in activities on the account, such as password resets suddenly happening, sending e-mails, marking unread e-mails that you have never read, or registering for new accounts whose verification e-mails enter your inbox.
Well, are your cellphones experiencing signs like that?