Hacking into mobile phones is widespread using readily available software.
Those who embark on such activities range from parents trying to keep track of the children through to repressive regimes, China, Burm and Vietnam among some of the more active, who are trying to censor the information their citizens have access to at the same time keep watch on any indications of movements that threaten their hold on power.
I have posted a number of blogs about dealing with such technology and how to avoid getting hacked but how do you tell if it has already happened.
Ezine Entrenpeneurs News has a useful guide to signs that your phone may have been hacked. Signs you can look for to find out if your phone has been hacked, where you can go to really find out if you have been hacked, and even give you a resource some people are using to hack smart phones.
Has Your Phone Been Hacked?
It is critical your cell phone is never hacked because there is so much sensitive information on it. Think about all the stuff we do, say, and transfer via our smart phones. I know this can be scary because we hold everything from private conversations to banking transactions via smart phones these days.
This information in the wrong hands can cost you a lot of pain, money, and heartache. Again, hopefully you phone is never hacked, but you should be aware that it is possible.
Signs Your Phone Has Been Hacked?
Let’s get down to business and give you a few tips to look out for when considering if you phone has been hacked. These are not the bible when it comes to cell phone hacking, but a great start to make you aware of the possibilities and hopefully keep you alert.
Ticking Noises – If someone is tapping into your convesations, you could hear some ticking noises in the background as the device works. These are typically the devices that have to be implanted into the phone or near it. Technology is moving quickly beyond this requirement, but it is possible.
Disrupting Sounds – This can be difficult to decipher because many cell phone providers are so crappy these days. You can’t really tell if that is your provider’s network messing up, but you should be aware of these sorts of sounds. They could be someone listening into your conversation.
Abrupt Disconnections - If your phone typically doesn’t drop calls, but all of a sudden you are experiencing it more than normal, then you may be hacked. Again, depending on your wireless provider, this could be common, but hopefully you have a network worth staying with. If not, then switch.
Accounts Tampered With – If your accounts have been tampered with, then you know something is wrong. This could be your bank account, facebook account, or anything else. Inconsistencies mean someone is in your phone, computer, or has direct access to your information. It is time to change passwords and make sure you cut off the source.
It doesn’t mean this is definitely your smart phone that has been hacked, but it is definitely possible. You will want to take some action….and quickly to do something about it.
What Should You Do If You Think Your Phone Has Been Hacked?
There are a few things you should do if you think your phone has been hacked. If your bank accounts or any accounts have been tampered with, then you need to change all the passwords and everything to them, not using your phone. Go into the institutions and get this done in person. You cannot allow this situation to spill over into your money.
Next you need to take your phone into your provider and have them run a diagnostic test on the phone. Your provider should be able to spot any sort of hacking program on the phone and make sure it is eliminated. This is a great benefit of having a good provider and not a fly by night organization.
Finally, if you are really paranoid about the entire situation, you need to get rid of the phone. Just start fresh with something new. However, you cannot get a new phone and do the same things you have been doing. Be more careful with your phone, don’t share you password or login, and make sure you keep it with you at all times.
How Are People Hacking Phones These Days?
There are several ways, but now days people are uploading apps and things of that nature to phones they wan to hack. It is amazingly simple and not very expensive. Others are turning to tech outlets to make sure they can hear the phone calls, receive text messages and follow location of the phone at all times.
Here is a website where you can get all of this information for cheap. I am not showing you this so you can use it, but so you can prepare yourself for what is out there: http://spybubble.com/
The bottom line is you need to protect yourself. Our smart phones are the center of our universe these days. You should treat it that way and ensure no one knows the information to get inside of your phone. Never leave it alone in a strange place.
These phones lead to your livihood. Guard it, respect it, and take care of your future. - Has Your Phone Been Hacked?