Most of us have developed an increasing and ceaseless reliance upon our mobile phones.
Personal information such as banking details and social communication are now within immediate reach, for us and for those with access to our device.
Yet people tend to be less wary on their handhelds surrounding malicious applications or software updates, prompting hackers to target handheld devices.
Here, we reveal 9 warning signs that your smartphone is being hacked into.
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