1. AC Question's Avatar
    I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. My phone just sent a random text message today, that seemed like a code to a number I don't recognize.

    I'm starting to worry about this, as I have a lot of personal information stored on my phone. Is this something to worry about? How can I fix it?
    02-16-2015 03:36 PM
  2. Paul627g's Avatar
    Best way to secure your phone is utilize the lockscreen w/ pin lock.

    Another way to avoid trouble is make sure under Settings/Security there should be an option called Unknown Sources which allows you to install 3rd party apps outside of the Google Play Store. While this is normally not an issue if it is enabled it can leave you vulnerable to 3rd party apps being installed that don't follow the normal secure protocol of Google Play Store.
    02-16-2015 04:07 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    There are "short codes" used by many companies instead of full telephone numbers, so you might get a text from 77054. It's not that your phone was hacked, you just got spam. (Unless you texted or emailed a company for something, and that's their short code.)

    Also, remember that the callerID can be faked, so you can get a text from just about any set of characters that can fit into a callerID packet, even 000-000-0000 or 202-555-1212 or any fake number like that.
    Paul627g likes this.
    02-16-2015 07:43 PM

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