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Would you know if your phone was hacked or infected with malware? If your answer is no, then you’re not alone. Many people have had their smartphones compromised without even realising it. Hacking can include everything from your phone sending spam messages, recording audio around you, or simply using your information to make purchases online. Here’s everything you need to know:

How You Can Get Hacked:

The most common ways your device can get hacked include phishing and malspam emails, fraudulent websites that are laced with malicious links, fake apps, or even fake branded sites.

Signs Your Phone Has Been Compromised:


  1. The battery drains faster than normal
  2. Spikes in data usage without any change in browsing habits 
  3. GPS feature or Wi-Fi/mobile data enables or disables itself
  4. Random pop-ups or unknown apps being installed
  5. Apps that used to work are showing unexpected errors
  6. Strange calls and emails to premium international numbers

How to Avoid Getting Hacked:

When it comes to mitigating the chances of your device being compromised by malware, there aren’t any magic fixes or one-click solutions. However, following a combination of preventive and proactive steps will go a long way towards keeping you safe from threats:

  1. Backup your data regularly
  2. Use a reputable mobile security solution
  3. Stick to your official store, such as the Apple App Store or Google Play, when downloading apps
  4. Update both your operating system and apps as soon as the latest versions are available

Still worried about your device’s security? Bring it down to your nearest TRRC branch and our Real Repair experts will assist you in ensuring that your device is a cybercriminal free zone!

Source> WeLiveSecurity


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