Is Your Phone Broken Or Has It Been Compromised?

Just like any other tool that you use, when you use your cell phone a lot your start to get a certain feel for it. You know when something is wrong and if you have to change anything. Your first thought is to look on the internet and see if your symptoms are normal. If you can find the information on the internet then you try to fix the phone yourself. If you cannot find the information on the internet then your next step is to usually call the cell phone company and see if they can help you. But what if your phone is not broke? What if someone has gotten into it? What do you do next?

While this is a relatively new phenomenon, yes there are people out there who will try to hack your phone. And since it is so new, most people out there do not know that it is happening. It took almost a decade before people started to take computer crimes seriously. They just could not believe that a black hat hacker would try to get into their computer system. But after hearing so many horror stories and discovering it for themselves, they have finally wised up and started to take security more seriously. But people on their cell phones are still not doing that.

Instead of thinking that your phone is broke through normal wear and tear you should take the necessary steps to make sure that it has not been compromised. You can do this by first evaluating any new apps installed on the phone or any new web sites you may have visited while using the phone. Yes, there are web sites out there which will try to place malware on your phone. If that is not the case then try to install some of the security tools that they have out there for phones now. Once you have run a scan on the phone it will then tell you if anyone has invaded your phone or not.

Broken phones due to wear and tear are not the only thing you have to worry about when it comes to your phone these days. Make sure you are prepared for anything.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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