Hacking a mobile Phone is pretty common these days and many hackers make a living out of it by penalizing their victims indirectly. In today’s post we are going to quickly know learn how to know when your mobile phone has been hacked and how to keep it secured from hackers. I am not going to write long because I don’t want to waste that time of yours, I will just say few things about it to make you understand.
Hacking of a Mobile Phone
Hacking is a term in programming (computer science), it can be defined or described simply as the various strategies or process of getting information from a source and even controlling the source indirectly and what I mean by indirectly is not passing through the “front door”, its normal hackers passes through the back door to steal information from you.
How do I know my Mobile phone have been Hacked
A hacked mobile phone should show symptoms of the following and if not all majority it is just like ‘Ebola” and before they could declare someone as Ebola positive, he/she would have shown symptoms of illness, that’s okay, so bro, how will I know my mobile phone have been hacked by unknown identity. Here are the symptoms your mobile phone will show when it has been hacked;
Higher Bills :- This is very common these days where you will recharge your network line and within 30 minutes without use you will notice the credit balance have disappeared without explanation from the network provider, sometimes you will just be seeing sent message notification on your mobile phone screen and will be wondering how come my credit is disappearing and I am sending messages when I am not doing one of the two. Hackers can take another turn by using your mobile phone to view a website or any blog daily automatically without you knowing and it will be consuming your internet subscription, You would ask how can it happen? I am going to explain to you how they do it, first they will have to get a hold of your mobile phone after that they are going to download one or two apps meant for that purpose, they will configure everything and set the frequency of how it will be checking out those websites .
How to Solve :- Try to check the data usage of your mobile phone and check which apps are consuming the data and do’t forget to check which are consuming internet data and you are not using, the apps you are not using and is consuming needed to be deleted or make proper check on it.
Phone Malfunction :- When you start noticing unusual activities on your mobile phone such as automatic switch off and switch on, fast battery consumption, Taking long time for app to open and many others you should know these are the symptoms of hacking and some do say they are the symptoms of Viruses and Malwares on the device but they do not know that hackers are dangerous, they can infect the phone with an application that is capable of causing malfunctions.
How To Solve : There are numerous ways to check phone malfunctions connecting to hacking and one of the way is to check if the mobile phone is sending automated message. Another way is to check the efficiency of the battery if you start noticing the quick usage of battery before getting low of power.
How Do I Keep My Mobile Phone Secured from Being Hacked by Hackers
Lock Your Phone With Password :- The most important measure you should take in keeping your mobile phone secured is to enable mobile phone lock with security passwords, I notice people do use pattern to lock their phone which is not very good because I will never advice anybody to use pattern to lock his/her phone, locking your phone with pattern may easily be unlocked if someone peeped through your fingers when you are drawing the pattern without you even knowing.
- Use passwords mixed with letters and numbers that can never be guessed by anyone
- Change your password every week and write them down in a secured place because loosing your data to an unknown personality can cause you more harm than good.
Validate the Use of third- party Apps :- There are some apps you should not download from untrusted source, most especially android smartphone users do fall victim for this kind of hacking method. Hackers can create an android app and add a little bug in it that will be stealing data from your mobile and transport it to them on the other end, you might not know of this but you should check if there are such apps on your mobile phone.
To Stop these apps you have to download a good antivirus apps such as AVG and others, they can scan the phone and fish out those killer apps that have been sucking out your mobile phone data.
Be Careful of the type of links you click :- Hackers deploy many strategies to get information from you and they can do that through your mobile phone or computer by sending you an attractive link either through E-mail or your social media account, this type of method is called “Phishing”, Phishing is the process of gaining information such as username, passwords and credit card details indirectly from you by cloning themselves as a trustworthy organizations. Many People have fall for this and millions are still falling for it, most especially they use e-mail to gain information from you by masking their name as a well-known company and embedding links in the message for you to click, many hackers will be annoyed with me but I am after your safety and I am going to show you how they make people to fall using emails.
How :- Let us take GTBank for example because most hackers do use this method.
They Will send you a near original text message to your mailbox using GTBank Name as the sender, they will embed a link in the message for you to click in order for you to update your account details. If you click it you will fall for it.
How To Know it’s From a Fake Source :- There is a way to know if the message is from a fake source or original source and the only way to know is to check the sender’s details, check the From Email of the sender, surely it will be from GTBank , example firstname.lastname@example.org and this is how people do fall them, the most important thing you should check is the “Reply to” details at this point the “reply to” will be different from the sender’ email address. If it is Fake it will be different, if it is Original it will be the same. I think you understand that method and how to never become their victim on that aspect.
I will be dropping my pen here now, I have explained enough and like I said earlier I don’t want to waste your precious time. Another thing,know who you give your phone to handle or operate, if you do not trust the person don’t give him/her your phone because it might be dangerous, if the person persist then you have to lock all your apps by using some apps for android such as CM App Lock and many of them, he/she won’t be able to do a thing when all your apps are locked.
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