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    Exclamation How can I know if my cell phone is being hacked?

    Hello! I am new at the forum and I need your help, the help of experts. Recently I heard that android phones are not as safe as the older ones. And anybody who wants to spy your phone can achieve it only by sending a simple msg. Is this possible??? [HL]A simple message without containing a link in order the victim press on it?[/HL] I recently got a message from a number I did not know and I open it. There was no link in it, just saying: "hello, is there anything left to eat again?". So I thought sb sent it to me by mistake and I answered back: "you sent the msg to the wrong person". He/she did not answer. How can I know if my cell phone is hacked and they look my messages or calls? I have an android lg P350.

    Thank you!

    p.s. I haven t installed an antivirus. Is it wrong? I dont enter the internet so much from my cell phone.
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    Default Re: How can I know if my cell phone is being hacked?

    Quote Originally Posted by curious1984 View Post
    Hello! I am new at the forum and I need your help, the help of experts. Recently I heard that android phones are not as safe as the older ones. And anybody who wants to spy your phone can achieve it only by sending a simple msg. Is this possible??? [HL]A simple message without containing a link in order the victim press on it?[/HL] I recently got a message from a number I did not know and I open it. There was no link in it, just saying: "hello, is there anything left to eat again?". So I thought sb sent it to me by mistake and I answered back: "you sent the msg to the wrong person". He/she did not answer. How can I know if my cell phone is hacked and they look my messages or calls? I have an android lg P350.

    Thank you!

    p.s. I haven t installed an antivirus. Is it wrong? I dont enter the internet so much from my cell phone.
    Get anti-virus! Netquin, Avast, something. It applies to more than just the internet. Most of the anti-virus now will detect anything on your phone
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    Do not fall pry to installing anti virus programs on your phone. Its been proven n posted with plenty documentation that they don't work and not needed. DL lookout from market that's all u need. If you feel like u think your hacked just go into settings and security and do factory reset. This will wipe your android phone. Pia yes but deletes everything and let's you start over. The text was most likely a mistake it happens they felt stupid that is why they didn't reply.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk 2
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    I agree with moosc. That just sounds like a normal wrong number and like he said, they probably didn't respond because they were embarrassed.

    Honestly, as long as you aren't downloading shady things, don't click on suspicious links, things like that, your phone should be fine.
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    Default Re: How can I know if my cell phone is being hacked?

    So, can our Androids be hacked or no?
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    Default Re: How can I know if my cell phone is being hacked?

    Quote Originally Posted by rosieraydd View Post
    So, can our Androids be hacked or no?
    Any computer can be hacked, even if it fits in your pocket...

    You would have a relatively unhackable computer/phone if you remove all power from the device, seal it in a thick enough lead container and launch it into deep space or bury it deeply enough... but then it ceases to be user friendly.
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    Default Re: How can I know if my cell phone is being hacked?

    Ok, I'm a complete newbie to this but I have managed to root my device and have been enjoying the benefits. Unfortunately did not do a backup before root and I fear I'm screwed. Yesterday started noticing weird stuff happening with my connection, stuff ran slower, etc. I checked my connection with Speedtest.net and it shows my IP address in Florida when I am in California. Am I hacked? Just noticed today that PlayStore was running and I didn't open it. I stopped it immediately and shut off my phone. What can I do now? I could factory reset but no backup. Will it help to change the IP? Or is a brick inevitable? Please Help.

    Update: Like I said, I'm a newbie and maybe a little overcautious of my phone. I've heard you can be hacked through your IP not sure why mine is in Florida. I need to do some more reading. Any Help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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