smartphone is not a toy. In a mobile phone, we store many private information such as contacts, emails, photos, passwords and bank accounts, so we must learn how to protect them.
It’s no surprise that today’s phones are still small computers that fit in the palm of our hands and in the same way that a computer can be hacked, the same can happen with a mobile phone.
For all this, be careful if your smartphone is experiencing any of these symptoms because it is possible that someone is spying on you or has hacked you.
The phone battery drains faster than usual
Although in most cases the reason is that some apps were running in the background, it is also possible that the battery is draining faster than usual due to your smartphone being hacked.
That is why, before you regret it, it is better to check the number of applications running in the background. If there are not many of them and the battery drains quickly, we may have a hack issue.
There are apps that you don’t remember downloading
Are there any new apps that you don’t remember downloading? Certainly, anyone forgets, but what you should also know is that there is malware that install unwanted applications on our smartphones, and this presents a serious risk to our security.
Ads and popups are everywhere
Certainly, one of the clearest signs. If ads, pop-ups or all kinds of ads appear using your smartphone, it is most likely due to adware or malware. Our advice is to never click on these links for ads and pop-ups and to use an app to get rid of this type of “virus”.
The smartphone is running very slowly
Another sign that our smartphone has been infected or accessed by a hacker is that it is suddenly working very slowly. This could be due to some malware running in the background thus consuming the resources and power of the mobile device.
The mobile device becomes hotter than usual
If we use a smartphone for a few hours either to play games, watch series or browse social networks, the most logical thing is that it gets hot. However, the abnormal thing is that the phone gets hot when we are not using it.
If this is the case, we may have malware installed and running in the background. If the phone is slow and overheating (previous point), then the device is most likely infected by a hacker.
Of course, that your smartphone has any of these symptoms does not mean that it is infected, but you already know that prevention is better than cure.