Posted 17 June 2018 - 09:10 AM
Hi again, implieddeny!
Yes, your experience is indeed scary.
Hackers and tech support scammers often just love to spoof their phone numbers to make them look like legitimate ones (and even mobile phone ones), when in fact, they are quite the opposite.
Almost every other day we all get cold phone calls with the typical question(s); "Do you have a computer?"
or "I am calling you from Microsoft about your Windows/computer. Okay?"
Hence, it is advisable to just answer No
and then hang up the phone (and if they do not stop calling, threaten them with calling the Police
You mentioned that your mobile was most likely hacked through an exploit in the os or in an app
, which is all the more reason for upgrading your OS to a newer version.
Because, a new version of the OS may have had the vulnerabilities (exploits) fixed and new functionalities added, which certainly does no harm
to your issue.
More information is available from here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ColorOS
Sorry, I did not know that Oppo actually creates their own version (fork) of Android, which is named ColorOS, but anyway, it is still worth upgrading it to a newer version.
There are many techniques hackers use to hack into mobile phones, and WhatsApp
is even one of the most common apps to abuse, so personally, I do not use it at all.
Here are the top 10 most common hacking techniques you should know about: https://fossbytes.com/hacking-techniques/
Here are 12 ways to hack-proof your smartphone: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/mar/26/12-ways-to-hack-proof-your-smartphone-privacy-data-thieves
Did you maybe find any of the articles that I posted the Google search link to, interesting?
Edited by midimusicman79, 18 June 2018 - 09:09 AM.
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