Question: What happens if you click on a link in a spam text?

Clicking on a link in a spam text message could install malware that can collect information from your phone. It can take you to spoof sites that look real but are designed to steal your information. Once the spammer has your information, it can be sold to marketers or, worse, identity thieves.

Clicking a phishing link on an iPhone doesnt immediately expose your sensitive information unless you open any website or app. Thats why its critical to stop interaction or activity if youve made a mistake. If your phone is not jailbroken, youre generally safe from malicious apps.

Can I get hacked by clicking on a malicious link?

Unfortunately, some types of malware may indeed allow a hacker to access and take over your email account. The most common way to get infected with malware is by clicking on a malicious link or file.

Apple iPhones can be compromised and their sensitive data stolen through hacking software that doesnt require the target to click on a link, according to a report by Amnesty International.

Do you get a notification when your phone is hacked?

Smartphones. iPhone, Android, Windows, Google Pixel, etc. Theres no magic light or notification that goes off when your smartphone has been hacked.

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