This Simple Trick Can Protect Your Phone From Being Hacked

The number of cellphones hacked each year is not known, but security experts believe the number is significant and that many suffer extreme consequences because of it, including stolen personal information and money. But there is actually a very easy way to protect yourself. 

Have you tried turning it off and then back on again? Turns out this simple step – the oldest fix-it in the book – is also an easy way for you to protect your phone from getting hacked by malicious actors.

Doing this won’t stop hackers from getting into your phone, but it will make it a lot more difficult for them to steal your information.

As Apple and Google continue upgrading the security features on their devices, hackers have found it more and more difficult to install malicious software into the phone’s root file system. So instead, they now opt for what is called “in-memory payloads” which are harder detect and trace back to whomever sent it. However, this type of hack cannot survive a phone reboot, meaning simply turning your phone off and back on wipes out whatever the hacker is trying to accomplish.

For the most part, this has not bothered hackers because the majority of people keep their phones on at all times. But making it a habit of doing so could end up sparing you a major headache.


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There are 4 Comments to "This Simple Trick Can Protect Your Phone From Being Hacked"

  • Mutty says:

    Thank You

  • Jake says:

    BH’ for shabbos!

  • Dave says:

    That’s what shabbos is for. We turn off our phones at least once a week

  • Ron Benvenisti says:

    The article itself says that this is not guaranteed to work. So…. download Orbot (free) and put yourself anonymously through the dark-web, where your IP address is impossible to locate and put a VPN on in combination with that, like VirtualShield or VPN Express (modest fee). For your computer use Incognito browser mode additionally and use all the Internet security of your Anti-Virus software. Make sure they are always running and you will be invisible yet you can browse, text and call normally.