- Keep the security lock code of the phone enabled. Even if the phone is idle for 2 minutes, it should be in lock mode
- Regularly track your apps manager to see which all apps are installed on your phone. If you find something that you have not installed or haven’t heard the name of, delete it.
- Don’t store sensitive information like passwords or credit cards details on your phone.
- Always install apps from authorized marketplaces of your phone.
- Keep all apps up-to-date at all times and install anti-virus apps. Believe us, you need that extra coating of protection.
YOUR PHONE COULD BE HACKED IF…
Check for the following signs, because they could be a tip-off to hacking that you didn’t notice
- Unfamiliar charges appear on your phone bill or the credit card account which is connected to your phone account. It could be a call to Uruguay or a premium SMS for a contest in Afghanistan that you have no idea about. It could also be an in-app purchase on your credit card bill that is too insignificant but you don’t remember doing it.
- Your call history shows calls you don’t remember making.
- You experience ticking or other noises during your phone calls which weren’t there before. It is usually a sign that someone is trying to access your phone.
- Your phone’s performance goes sluggish. Internet browsing becomes slower and your battery life decreases. Or your email or text receipt becomes unexpectedly delayed. All of these point to a malicious program running in the background.