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Hacking a smartphone can be identified by a number of signs, said Shamil Magomedov, head of the Department of Intelligent Information Security Systems of the Institute of Cybersecurity and Digital Technologies of the RTU MIREA.
According to Deita.ru, smartphone owners need to be wary if the applications installed on the device begin to behave unusually – they spontaneously open and close, often crash, and signal errors.
Also, an extremely unpleasant sign can be the device making spontaneous calls or sending SMS, and it does not matter whether the phone book is involved or calls are made to random numbers. You should also think about a sudden increase in traffic consumption.
According to the expert, an antivirus can provide some protection against already installed software. However, it’s better to contact specialists as soon as possible to “treat” the gadget, preventing scammers from getting to personal data or the bank’s application.