According to Apple, iPhones are the most secure phones on the market. But what happens when the user himself puts this security at risk? The iPhone is not immune to malware and if the user manages to open the doors to it, their device may present some alerts that the user can take into account to find out if their iPhone has been hacked.
iPhones can also be attacked with malware
Despite Apple constantly working to offer functions so that its devices have high security, the reality is that they are not invulnerable to malware that could affect the user.
These malware can arrive in different ways, such as the recent case of fake WhatsApp. This puts not only the device at risk, but also the personal information stored on it.
Andreas Grant of Networks Hardware has mentioned three obvious signs to start suspecting if an iPhone has been hacked.
A slow iPhone
"The most common thing that happens when an iPhone gets hacked is that it slows down drastically..."
When an iPhone turns out to be hacked, it usually has low performance, since the different processes that the malware needs to carry out on those of the phone's own system saturate the iPhone, slowing down the actions and use of mobile applications.
"If you suddenly start experiencing spam pop-ups more than usual, it could be a sign that your device is compromised"
Notifications or pop-ups are one of the most obvious signs that an iPhone is hacked. Normally these windows usually direct to websites or create openings within native apps.
Increased use of mobile data
"If an iPhone gets hacked, data usage will go up a lot, often double or triple"
Malware transmits stolen personal information to other points such as servers, when performing this action they need the constant use of data for the transfer. This is noticeable to the user and he could immediately detect which app is causing this problem.
Sudden high data consumption is one of the most notorious signs when the iPhone has been hacked.
The easiest way to avoid these types of attacks is to avoid unknown websites and networks. Do not install "cracked" profiles or applications, always be sure of the computers to which the iPhone is connected and be careful how you use the device.