Ways to know that your phone is being hacked (and ways to protect it)

So far, there is no gadget in the world that cannot be hacked.

Even with the many applications to protect your gadgets, advanced hackers can still crack the codes and break in.

In other words, your phone is not the as private as you would like it to be.

However, there are ways to find know if someone is meddling through your personal gadget.

According to LifeHack, if your phone is doing the following then someone hacked into it.

If you think that your phone is your own private zone, you may be very wrong. So far, there is no such device that can’t be hacked.

1. Your phone has suddenly started to run out of juice very quickly. This can happen when there is an unknown app running inside your phone.

2. Your phone gets warm, even when you don’t make a call or work with it. This is another sign that there is an unknown app running.

3. Your phone reboots itself, switches off, dials numbers, or starts applications. If it’s not a system breakdown, then it could be tapping.

4. Unknown phone numbers in your "Recent calls."

5. You cannot switch off your device. Instead, your phone starts opening different apps, increasing the lighting, and so on.

6. There are noises or echo during calls, and you haven’t had them in this location before.

Luckily there are ways to protect your phone from malevolence other than just putting a password.

1. Avoid networks with suspicious names, such as FreeInternet or wifiFree. Choose those which are protected with a password, especially if you are somewhere like a cafe.

2. If you charge your phone via an unknown computer, when connected, choose “Only charging.“

3. If you received a message with a link and you cannot see the full URL, never open it.

4. Don’t use the ”remember passwords" function.

5. Switch off automatic connection to public Wi-Fi networks. Instead, choose them manually.

6. Don’t make online purchases or funds transfers in public Wi-Fi networks.

7. If you use Android, install a reliable anti-virus program.

8. And, of course, add a password to your phone.

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