Signs that your iPhone or Android has been 'infected by dangerous hackers

These are signs to look out for if you suspect your smartphone has been hacked.

It is alarming that many people don't realize that hacking is happening in the background.

1Apps that take longer than normal to load could be a sign you have been hacked.

Sluggish smartphone performance

1.

Battery draining quickly

2.

Smartphone batteries drain faster as you use them more frequently.

Data being used up

3.

This could also indicate that your data is being used too fast.

 Changes to the Bill

4.

This is a red flag if you have had an unexplained change in your bill.

Pop-ups

5.

Pop-ups are quite common on web browsers.

Overheating

6.

Overheating a smartphone could indicate that it is getting older or has been exposed to too much sunlight.

You should first download an antivirus app to scan your phone for viruses, malware, or other suspicious activity.