Six Clear Signs That Your Cellphone Has Been Hacked and How to Prevent It

4SMS phising

This is when you receive a text message from unknown entities regarding your bank statement or money transfers and that you’ve received money. Once you open the message and downloaded, a virus contained within it is also latched on to your phone and releases sensitive data and information.

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5SS7 international signaling protocol

System SS7 is a signal system or international signaling protocol that defines how telephone networks around the world exchange information. Security researchers have been warning authorities and networks for years now how hackers are using loopholes in the SS7 signaling system to hack networks, listen to conversations and read private messages in spite of advanced modes of encryption.

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6How to detect if your phone has been hacks

1 Battery issues

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When the battery seems to be dying out of charge more than usual, this could signify an unknown app constantly running on your phone. It could also be a spy app downloaded for relaying information to hackers.

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2 Phone restarting itself

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When the phone starts to restart itself by turning off and starting apps or dialing numbers at random, it means a hacker is trying to gain access to your phone.

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3 Phone constantly warm

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A phone that seems to be heated or warm all the time even though you don’t use it much is a sign that unknown apps are running in your phone undetected.

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