ALERT: Codes To Check If Your Smartphone Has Been Hacked

 

Today, around 5.11 billion unique mobile users worldwide, and 2.71 billion of them use smartphones.

Today, around 5.11 billion unique mobile users worldwide, and 2.71 billion of them use smartphones. Our smartphone can be really sensitive, as a result of the applications we tend to install into the device so as to enhance it’s productivity. These apps can be useful and harmful depending on the source gotten from.

 

We live in a digital world where we transact most tasks electronically. However, despite the advantages that come with the digital revolution, there are some disadvantages as well. For example, hackers can access your device remotely and steal your data. But do not despair; there is a method to check if your phone is hacked.

 

There is an easy method of revealing your device information by dialling a sequence of keys. So if you are asking yourself “how to remove a hacker from my phone,” these codes will come in handy.

 

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USSD Code to check if your phone is hacked:
These USSD codes (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data), also known as Feature code or Quickcode, are built-in features of a smartphone. This feature lets users access additional security-related information on their smartphone. To access this feature, a user only has to open his call dialer app on his smartphone and dial the codes given below. You can use the code to check if phone is tapped and enable or disable different settings.

 


Show Your IMEI: *#06#
Every mobile device has its unique international mobile equipment identity code, or IMEI. Now, the IMEI shortcode won’t tell you whether the phone is hacked but knowing it is a must to file a police report when your device has been compromised. So, before checking any cell phone hacking codes, learn your IMEI by dialing *#06#, then note it down somewhere safe.

Scan Your Number For Diversion: *#21#
Some hackers go further and forward all your calls and messages, no matter if you’re available or out of reach. This type of attack is called unconditional data forwarding or diversion.
Such activity is harder to spot. A diversion cancels and redirects calls to another line without even allowing your phone to ring. As a result, it never shows up on your phone bill (unlike conditional forwarding when your phone number technically receives the call).

Dial *#21# and find out if your phone has been hacked this way. If you see that it was, just dial ##21# to erase these settings.

 

Sadly there is not a single number to dial to see if your phone is tapped or hacked or compromised. Not even paid service can do that without seeing your phone physically. Sadly, none can tell it 100% correctly. You will need the help of a hacker to deal with it.