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10/28/2016
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5 Signs Your Smartphone Has Been Hacked

Mobile devices are increasingly popular vectors for cybercriminals targeting the enterprise. How to tell when a smartphone may be under attack.
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Websites Appear Differently

Many forms of cybercrime manifest as 'silent attacks,' says Amit. It's often difficult for employees to determine whether their device has been compromised because the signs can be subtle or completely invisible. 
In some cases, websites appearing differently could be an indicator of malicious activity. Mobile devices are constantly connected to networks, and businesses are seeing more attacks where someone is manipulating traffic between the device and the Internet.
Amit recommends organizations implement tools that can identify and defend users from bad WiFi or cellular networks. It's also important to be wary of public WiFi networks.
'If you're on a network that looks fishy, be sure not to perform business activity there,' he emphasizes.



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Websites Appear Differently

Many forms of cybercrime manifest as "silent attacks," says Amit. It's often difficult for employees to determine whether their device has been compromised because the signs can be subtle or completely invisible. In some cases, websites appearing differently could be an indicator of malicious activity. Mobile devices are constantly connected to networks, and businesses are seeing more attacks where someone is manipulating traffic between the device and the Internet. Amit recommends organizations implement tools that can identify and defend users from bad WiFi or cellular networks. It's also important to be wary of public WiFi networks. "If you're on a network that looks fishy, be sure not to perform business activity there," he emphasizes.

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11/4/2016 | 12:51:02 PM
What to do next
Giving the signs of a hacked smartphone is useful for recognition, but including advice on what to do next to recover would be even better.  So, what to do next?  Here are some ideas on what to do if you suspect that your phone or other mobile device is infected:
  • install and run mobile anti-malware software (preferably from more than one vendor)
  • remove any apps that you don't recognize
  • consider wiping the device, restoring factory settings, and reinstalling apps from trusted appstores
  • use mobile security software on your device going forward
  • consider showing the device to a professional, especially if you think it might have been rooted
  • seek the cause of the infection, if possible, and take training on preventing future incidents
  • work with your incident response team to determine the extent of any breach of confidential data and how to respond
  • be more careful in the future

 
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10/30/2016 | 2:22:07 PM
Thanks!
This was useful and informative
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