Cybersecurity Tech Tips

Tech Tip – Mobile Phone Hacking

G’day – Marc here and I learned something new today about how easily mobile phones can be hacked. This concerned me as I know how many of us keep personal information on our smartphones.

I am sure I don’t have to tell you that our mobile phones are now becoming the new way for hackers to get our personal information. I read this article recently that revealed some warning signs that our smartphones are being hacked; background noise, sudden issues with battery life, increase in data usage, or suspicious downloads are a few signs.

If you think your mobile device has been hacked, wipe your device and restore factory defaults. Only reinstall apps from trusted sources (Google Play, iTunes). To avoid it happening again make sure to keep your smartphone OS updated regularly and be careful using public Wi-Fi.

Until next time, have an awesome week.

Cheers, Marc