How do you know if your phone is being tapped?

October 2, 2023  19:21

There are several signs that may indicate that your smartphone is being hacked, such as the sudden restart of the phone, said Mikhail Shurigin, CEO of EdgeЦентр.

According to the expert, tapping can be indicated by the unusual behavior of the smartphone, for example, if the device turns off or restarts itself.

A sharp drop in battery power, even when you're not using it, can also be a sign of spyware on your phone, he said.

The third alarming signal about tapping is incomprehensible noise – echo, rustling and other strange sounds during a telephone conversation. In addition, the activity of spyware is also expressed by a sharp increase in used Internet traffic, Shurigin warned.

What to do if your phone is tapped?

If you suspect that there is a spy program on your smartphone, then Mikhail Shurigin gives some advice for such a situation. You should first seek help from professionals if your technical knowledge is not enough to fix the problem. The specialist will scan your phone and find out if there are any unwanted programs and remove them if necessary.

"Another option: use an antivirus program or update your phone software. Updates often include security fixes that can help protect your phone from malware,” Shurigin explained.

Another option is to factory reset the phone. To do this, you need to enter the Settings menu and click the Factory reset command. However, in this case, all the data that is stored directly on the phone, and not in the cloud, will be deleted.

By the way, if you are sure that your phone is being tapped, you can also contact the police, because it is a crime (unless, of course, there is a court order).

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