How Do Hackers Hack Phones and How Can I Prevent It?

How do hackers hack phones? Several ways. Just as there are several ways you can prevent it from happening to you. 

The thing is that our phones are like little treasure chests. They’re loaded with plenty of personal data, and we use them to shop, bank, and take care of other personal and financial matters—all of which are of high value to identity thieves.  

However, you can protect yourself and your phone by knowing what to look out for and by taking a few simple steps. Let’s break it down by first taking a look at some of the more common attacks.  

Types of Smartphone Hacks and Attacks 

Hacking software 

Whether hackers sneak it onto your phone by physically accessing your phone or by tricking you into installing it via a phony app, a sketchy website, or a phishing attack, hacking software can create problems for you in a couple of ways: 

Keylogging: In the hands of a hacker, keylogging works like a stalker by snooping information as you type, tap, and even talk on your phone.  
Trojans: Trojans are types of malware that can be disguised in your phone to extract important data, such as credit card account details or personal information. 

Some possible signs of hacking software on your phone include: 

A battery that drains way too quickly. 
Your phone runs a little sluggish or gets hot. 
Apps quit suddenly or your phone shuts off and turns back on. 
You see unrecognized data, text, or other charges on your bill.   

In all, hacking software can eat up system resources, create conflicts with other apps ..

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