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Beware!! Someone is watching you


Last Updated on 22/11/2021 by Riya

In today’s era, most of the work is done by the smartphone due to the convenience of all the work being done online. you can sit in any corner of the world and do your work through your Smartphone. Unfortunately, with every good thing, some risk also comes.

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In earlier times money and jewelry were considered as most essential assets but with changing times the meanings of essential assets have changed. In today’s modern era, emails, wallet details, and documents are equally essential as money and jewelry.

That’s why we need to protect our smartphones from the eyes of hackers. Keeping this in mind, today I will tell you some tips, with the help of which you will be able to find out whether your smartphone is hacked or not and will also be able to save your device from being hacked.

How to know if your Smartphone gets hacked?

-If all of a sudden you start getting messages about the transaction of products that you have not already bought, then it can be a sign of your phone being hacked. This may means that hackers stole your credit or debit card details from your phone or email.

-The sudden slowing down of the smartphone can also be a sign of the phone being hacked, so be careful. Even if the internet speed is good, slow video speed on the phone can also be a sign of a smartphone being hacked.

-Antivirus is installed to protect smartphones, iOS, and computer devices, but for your information, let me tell you that hackers sometimes also turn off anti virus and security software. Therefore, if your security software or anti-virus suddenly stops working automatically, then it is a matter of concern that needs to be resolved as soon as possible.

-Make sure that there are no hidden extensions in your browser as hackers often install some extension or software in your smartphone system without your knowledge for the purpose of spying on you. Such extensions are mostly injected into your phone through a website, so before clicking on suspicious links on any website, check that link thoroughly to see if it is legit or not.

How to protect the smartphone from getting hacked?

-Make sure to secure the smartphone with a double lock. Apart from screen lock, also secure your apps with app lock, especially those connected with your bank account.

-Avoid charging your smartphone in any public place like the airport, metro, shopping mall as hackers can easily steal personal data from these places.

-Always keep your Bluetooth off and avoid connecting WiFi in public places. Turn off your WiFi when going to a public place, so that it doesn’t automatically connect to WiFi.

-Always install apps from legit app stores such as Google Play Store, Apple app store, etc. Before downloading any app, check its ratings and also read the privacy policy.

-Pay attention to app permissions before downloading the app. As if you’re installing a payment app, it has nothing to do with access to your camera and gallery settings.

– Pay attention to the message to update the software that comes in your smartphone as not updating the software increases the risk of hacking and malware and malfunction in your phone.

– Download the antivirus app on your smartphone as it will help you to secure your information and personal data present on the phone.

-Avoid clicking on promotional email links. Similarly, if you are downloading any music or movie on the phone, then download it from a secure network only. If a security warning occurs before downloading, then cancel the download.

Riya is a technology enthusiast and an avid researcher. She writes about consumer tech, hacking, and technology consumer issues at TheDigitalHacker.
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