Ten signs that your phone has spyware or has been hacked
While ordinary Internet users do not need to fear spying tools like Pegasus, there are other hacking and spying programs and applications that they need to be wary of. While some of these applications try to steal financial information in your phone, others try to seek control Complete in the phone including gallery, calls, messages, and more
Perhaps these spying apps and tools, by their nature, hide inside the devices and cannot be found easily. There are signs that you can search for that tell you that you may be spied on or your phone has been hacked, the most prominent of which are as follows:
Phone battery drains faster than usual
If your phone battery is draining faster than usual, malware and fraudulent apps may be using malicious code that tends to drain a great deal of power. The battery is running in the background too, so shut it down first and then keep an eye on it.
View apps that you haven't downloaded
You notice there are apps on your smartphone that you don't know about or you're sure you haven't downloaded, this could be the work of a hacker or spyware.
Your phone has become slow
Your smartphone has suddenly become slow, it is running slow and using more resources and battery power, there may be hidden malware in the background.
Mobile data usage is on the rise
Your data usage has skyrocketed, it's higher than usual, apps or malware may be consuming your mobile data in the background as it tracks your activities.
The phone is behaving strangely
Your smartphone is behaving strangely, apps crash unexpectedly or fail to load, and many sites look different than they usually do, which could be another telltale sign.
Weird popups everywhere
You are noticing a lot of pop-ups appearing on your screen, and this could be due to adware, a type of malware that floods your device with advertisements, so do not click on these links.
Note the photos and videos in your gallery that you don't remember taking them
You see photos and videos in your gallery that you don't remember taking them, be careful, this is a sign that someone might be taking control of the camera.
Flashlight is on
The flashlight lights up even when your phone is not being used which is another sign to look for, this could be because someone is taking control of your device remotely.
Your phone is getting hot
Phones can get overheated during long periods of use, such as while gaming for hours, running navigation apps...etc. However, if your phone is very hot even when you are not using it, there are good chances of hackers at work
See the history of texts or calls you did not make
You notice texts or calls in your history that were not sent or made. See a lot of enigmatic and unusual characters there. This is another possible sign.