Guest Post: Phone Heating Up This Summer? It Could Be Caused By More Than Hot Weather

By Hank Schless, Senior Manager of Security Solutions at Lookout

Has your phone been acting strangely? Maybe you’ve noticed mysterious apps, or your battery is draining  quicker than usual. While these activities don’t always mean your phone is at risk,  they could be important signs that your device is compromised leaving your personal data at risk.

Lookout, the leader in delivering integrated Security, Privacy, and Identity Theft Protection solutions, has gathered the most common signs that your phone compromised : 

  • Overheating Phone
    It’s possible that threat actors may be transferring a lot of your data to their remote server from your device, making your cell phone overloaded with work.
  • Random Apps Downloaded
    Hackers can be responsible for installing apps that spy and monitor your activity – check and remove every app that seems suspicious or unfamiliar.
  • Lagging Performance 
    Malware creeped onto your phone by hackers could very well slow down your processor – ensuring dropped calls, undelivered texts, crashing and freezing. 
  • Consistent Intrusive Pop-Ups
    An unusual amount of pop-up ads, home screen updates or bookmarks to unknown websites could be a sign of an adware infection. Steer clear! 
  • Weak Battery Performance
    Unwanted apps installed on your phone can hijack your phone’s resources and drain your battery quickly.

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