Everybody has and uses a cell phone. The most likely people to install a spy bugging device to your cell
phone is a spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, or your parent. If you have any of the above or have recently
broke up with someone you are in the higher risk category for having bugging software installed to your
mobile device. Bugging a phone is illegal but it is still done to thousands of people daily.
All that is require to installing a bugging or spyware to your mobile phone is five minutes alone with
your phone to download the spy app. In fact there is ever
phone spyware that can bug your phone just by calling your phone and staying connected with it for
at least 30 seconds.
Here are the
tell tale signs a cell phone bugging program has been installed to your phone.
The more of these
signs you notice the more likely your mobile phone has been tapped.
- You cell phone battery is draining faster than normal or
faster than it use to. Cell phone spyware is an application that send details of your phones
usage to a cell phone bugging members area. Like all app it uses some of your cell phones battery.
- Your cell phone lights up as if it is possessed. You
phones screen light may come on briefly for no apparent reason even if it is just sitting there.
- Battery is warm even if phone has not been used. This
is because the spyware is still in use transmitting information about the location of your cell phone -
a spy feature called GPS tracking.
- Phone is slow to shut down. This is because the
spyware runs constantly in the background. When shutting off the phone the application has to terminate
and run its 'unload code' before the mobile phone can shut off.
- Background noise while in a call. If spyware has been
installed that taps live conversations you may here static or a clicking noise while you are in a
What to do if you believe your mobile phones has been tapped
- It is very tough to know 100% for sure if your phone has spyware on it. Any of the signs above give
clues. If you suspect you device has spyware on it then the best thing to do is has your operating
system re installed. Contact your cellular service provider and tell them you believe your phone has a
spyware app installed and ask them how to going about having your phone wiped.
What to do to prevent your cell phone from being bugged
- Don't ever leave your cell phone unattended - not
even for a minute or two.
- Install a password. This way even if someone does get
a hold of your phone briefly the won't be able to install the spy program to it.
- Don't answer phone calls from someone you do not know.
If you do answer a phone call from a stranger don't stay connected for more than 30 seconds.
One way to protect yourself is become informed as to how cell phone spying is accomplished be reading
this article on
how to spy on a cell phone.