Sometimes our parents, co-workers or significant others cross the line with being suspicious with our activity, curious or simply disrespecting personal space by looking through our phones or hacking them.
Nowadays spyware with keyloggers is used widely to monitor each keystroke user types.
Here is exactly what a keylogger can do with the target iPhone after hacking it:
- Track keystrokes and every password typed in;
- Trace visited via Safari websites;
- Log chats at WhatsApp, Facebook, Kik or Viber;
- Make screenshots;
- Follow social activity on Facebook and other networks;
- Log all messages: incoming, outgoing, etc.
The majority of keyloggers are software-based and have some revealing signs of presence on a target phone. Among most common signs are repeated hacking of password-protected accounts as email or social networks’ accounts.
Other indications may include strange icons, as well as unusual processes run on the phone. Hacker will learn your passwords like those you typed your bank’s website, so we are talking not only of your email and social accounts. So if you suspect your phone was hacked by a keylogger, don’t enter any sensitive or confidential information.
If you suspect that iPhone is infected follow these rules to clean the device and return to factory settings:
- Back up data via iCloud;
- Find the option Reset in Settings;
- Choose Erase All Content and Settings on your phone:
- Restart and set up your phone;
- Download all needed apps.
Safety of your personal information stored on iPhone is essential as he knows about you more that closest friends as it has lots of private photos, messages, contacts even online searches. So it is vital installing some reliable anti-malware app.
To reveal a keylogger or any other spy app on your hacked device, you need to use anti-malware scan that can detect suspicious activity. Avoid downloading along with running unknown apps as they may contain malware.