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February 12, 2019

How To Tell If Your iPhone Has Been Hacked

How To Tell If Your iPhone Is Hacked

If you’re here, you might be asking yourself, “is my iPhone hacked?” These days, there are so many ways to easily gain other people’s information. Hackers are growing more and more creative with ways to gather sensitive data. If you feel like your phone may be hacked, keep reading for symptoms, how to prevent it and what to look out for.

Symptoms of a Hacked iPhone

Our mobile phones are like another arm; an extension of ourselves. You know your phone the best. If you think it’s suddenly acting funny and that something might be wrong, chances are you are right. If you’re trying to tell whether your iPhone is hacked or not, here are some tell-tale signs:

How To Tell If Your iPhone Has Been Hacked

How Can iPhone Be Hacked?

There are many ways an iPhone can be hacked. If you feel as if your phone has been hacked and are wondering how it happened, read on for a few popular methods.

Spy Apps

There are endless spy apps available to monitor activity on someone’s phone. Everything from location, communications, browser history, passwords and more can be tracked and snooped in on. These can be disguised as safety tools for parents to use on their children to monitor their phone activity.Text messages, emails, photos, the microphone and cameras can all be viewed remotely. It’s like being able to use another phone without physically having it in hand. The scary part? Some of them are so good, you don’t even need the phone to install the software.

Open WiFi Networks

When you’re out and about and come across a strong Wi-Fi network without a password, don’t get too excited. Instead, be cautious. Hackers on an unsecured wifi network can view all its traffic, so if you’re checking your bank account or social media - you are putting yourself at risk. Some hackers will create lookalike redirects for websites that capture sensitive data, like banks or email websites, in order to capture your passwords.

Phishing

This is one of the oldest, tried-and-true ways for hackers to get your information. It can be anything from hackers claiming to be a financial institution and asking you for personal information, to texts or emails with links or apps to download things. A lot of these come from email addresses that you know which have been hacked, which makes you trust the source.

Charging Stations

If you are in a bind and need to charge up your phone, be careful of charging stations that have their own wires. You could just be plugging yourself in to get hacked. In addition, don’t plug into someone else’s computer. Even tapping on the “Don’t Trust” option that pops up when you plug in could still put you in danger.

How To Protect Yourself

Getting hacked can be one of the most inconvenient things that can happen to someone, and almost everyone has experienced it in some form or another at one point. Data can exist in tons of hidden places that hackers are experts are gaining access to. Since methods are getting more and more creative and sneaky, it’s important that you protect yourself and your data.

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