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11 Feb 2016
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phone spyware

Recent advances in communications technology has made possible the spying of an mobile phone without its owner being aware that someone is tapping or tracking her or his phone. With sophisticated technology that has brought about undetectable spy software, how can you determine if someone is eavesdropping on your own mobile phone?

The following are the factors to be considered when you are uncertain as to whether your phone has been tracked or not:

1) Has Someone Borrowed Your Phone?

Physical access is the only way for anyone to setup spy software on the phone. It takes only a few momemts to have most spyware installed on a mobile phone, so if you have let anyone borrow yours for reasons starting from making a call to downloading a new ringtone or game, then it's certain that your phone is at risk. However, if you haven't let anyone have accessibility to your phone, then you can certainly be sure that you are safe from mobile phone spyware.

2) Sudden Rise in Mobile Phone Bills

A silly increase of amount in your phone bill can be an indicator of a spyware being installed in your system. How so? Spyware applications transfers recorded data through connections such as GPRS. This translates to an abrupt increase in your bill specifically if you don't usually use your phone for browsing the net. A sudden increase in your bill resulting from unusual data traffic, therefore, can be viewed as indicative of a spyware being present in your phone.

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3) Sudden Reduction in Phone Standby or Talk Time

If your phone is performing badly in terms of standby or talk-time for no apparent reason whatsoever, it could be another indication of spying software. The reason behind this is that spywares continuously run without anyone's knowledge to collect data at regular intervals. Then it uploads the data it's recorded such as incoming and outgoing texts, call events, and GPS locations to some secured remote server for viewing by the owner who installed the application. That person in question can then have access to logs and exactly what is recorded on your phone. Naturally, the data transmission from the phone to the server consumes a lot of energy, which you experience like a sudden drop in your life of the battery, resulting in a lower than usual standby and talk-time.

4) Difficulties in Turn off

Because a spyware application continuously runs without anyone's knowledge, it can cause a problem when you find yourself trying to shut down. That is to say, it can make your phone unresponsive to shut down operation. It is just like trying to shut down your pc but it doesn't respond want . program is still running, making Windows unresponsive on the shut down command. Oahu is the very same thing that happens when a spyware continues to be installed on your phone.

5) Web Icons

Cellphone spywares transfer data to servers via an internet connection. Most cellphones display an icon to point out that an internet connection is taken place, so if you observe that your phone is flashing an internet connection icon even when you are not doing any web surfing activity from your phone, this a good sign that a spyware is operating on your own phone.

So how is it possible to avert the risk which a spyware poses when you are sure that your phone has indeed been installed by it? The only way is by detaching the software from your phone, that may be done by having its main system reinstalled at the place in which you bought it. The list above considers merely the most common signs of a spyware operating on the phone. This means that since individuals uses mobiles in several different ways, one cannot be 100% certain whether a spyware has become installed or not on their phones. So the simplest way of avoiding this scenario is by taking extreme caution, making sure that nobody can access your phone constantly. One way to do this is simply by locking your phone having a user PIN, aside from tightly watching it for almost any unusual behavior.


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