Tech: Is someone listening to you by hacking your phone's microphone? Learn like this!


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Smartphones have become an integral part of our lives, making tasks ranging from calling to banking transactions easier. However, if someone gains unauthorized access to your handset or taps into your microphone, it could pose a significant threat, potentially allowing others to eavesdrop on your private conversations.

Today, we are sharing a useful tip that enables you to easily check whether your phone's microphone has been tampered with or not. After the microphone is hacked, someone can secretly listen to your personal and private conversations. Let's learn the simplest way to detect microphone hacking.

Be careful with the signal on your phone:

If someone has hacked your phone's microphone, a small icon pointing to the microphone will appear at the top right of the display. It allows you to check when your handset's microphone is on or off.

Even if you are not on a phone call and no recording is being made, if you see a microphone icon on the top right corner of the phone screen, this indicates a compromised microphone.

Although many apps request permission to access the microphone, users often grant this permission unknowingly. Obviously, if you've granted microphone access to an app, it can potentially record your conversation whenever it wants.

So, go to your phone's Settings, go to the Apps section and manually check which apps are allowed to access your smartphone's microphone. Turn off permissions for apps that don't immediately need microphone access.

Detection through green dot:

On the Android operating system, some phones display a microphone icon, while others may show a green dot at the top right of the display. If you see a green dot in the top right, it indicates that the camera or microphone has been hacked.

Preventing microphone hacking:

If someone hacks the microphone of the smartphone, then you can check the app permission. If any app is accessing unnecessary permissions, then you can stop the mic permission for it or uninstall that app. Keep in mind that microphone options may differ slightly in different brand handsets.