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Is Someone Spying on Your Phone?

by on March 30, 2012
in Phones and Mobile, Cell Phones, Tips & How-Tos, Privacy :: 710 comments

[Editor's note 2/9/17: Since this article was written five years ago, many new phone hacking methods have been developed and/or discovered. We've created a new article to cover those various hacks in our new story: How to Tell if Your Phone Has Been Hacked. Please go there for the latest information. We're keeping this story active for the issues and useful advice contained in the comments.]

You probably know there are plenty of apps you can install on your smartphone to track its location in case it gets lost or stolen. Apple's “Find My iPhone” is one good one and many security apps, such as AVG Mobilation, can track down a phone in seconds.

But what if someone else is tracking you? Is there any chance your boss or spouse could be spying on everything you do on your phone?

It’s easy to do. Spy apps are plentiful and can imperceptibly track text and e-mail messages, location, Web sites you visit, who you call and what photos and videos you shoot. The problem is these apps are difficult to detect and run invisibly in the background.

I decided to track my son and installed an app on his phone called Phone Control by Laucass (free on Google Play). Of course, secretly intercepting electronic communications without the person's knowledge and consent is illegal, so I told my son I was doing it and that I’d only use it if I had good reason.

Every day I receive emails that indicate my son’s location as he’s using his phone out in the world. I can click on those links in my email to see via Google Maps where he is (although I very rarely do). I could also set up the app to send me data about everything else he’s doing on his phone, but that’s not something I personally need—or want—to do.

Signs your phone may have been compromised

Someone borrowed or took your phone

I had to have my son’s phone in hand to install Android Phone Control. Once activated, however, there’s no icon in the application launcher. The app shows up with the name “Android System” in the applications manager so it doesn’t look suspicious. If you think someone could do something like this when you’re not paying attention or asleep, secure your phone with a passcode that isn’t easy to guess.

(Editor's Note 9/26/12: To confirm you have the spyware and not a standard Android app by the same name, follow these steps to open the spy app (dial the phone number.)

(Editor's Note 8/28/13: See our in-depth study of mobile security apps for more detail on 9 of the most common spyware programs and how to detect them.)

(Editor's Note 12/16/14 (Josh Kirschner): In some of my comments below, I noted the unlikelihood of spying on iPhones that were not jailbroken. However, since many of those comments were made, certain holes were identified in iOS that exploit the iPhone's connection to trusted networks and devices to allow someone with access to the network or device to download significant amounts of personal data. Jailbreaking the iPhone was not required. Fortunately, those holes have been patched in iOS 8. For more information, see: http://www.zdziarski.com/blog/?p=3820]

Your phone is acting weirdly

Taking forever to shut off, lighting up for no reason, suddenly getting much shorter battery life or running hot when you’re not using it may indicate hidden processes are running in the background.

Your data usage skyrockets for no reason

This could be because your phone is checking in with someone else, using GPS and sending them text messages or emails that communicate where you are and what you’re doing.

What to do if you suspect your phone's being monitored

The best thing to do is perform a factory reset, which you can find as an option in your phone’s settings. Know, however, that in doing so you will lose all data stored on your phone, so back it up first.

If you’re using Apple iCloud or Android 4.0, items like your contacts, photos and music are automatically synced and saved in the cloud. But if you have an older phone, you’ll want to make sure to export your contacts before doing a factory reset. There are various ways to do this depending on what phone you’re using and which operating system it’s running. If you’re not sure, get help from your cellular provider; they can make sure to retain your contacts and other important data during a factory reset.

You'll then want to use a strong passcode to prevent unauthorized access to your device. For Android devices, you can also install an app, like AppNotifier (free on Google Play), that will email you when programs are loaded onto your phone.

(Editor's Note 9/26/12: See our updated recommendations for Android antimalware solutions)

(Editor's Note 8/28/13: See our in-depth study of mobile security apps for our latest recommendations on how to protect yourself.)

You'll then have to tackle the issue of who's doing the monitoring. Keep in mind that if your device was issued by your company or is authorized to access your company's email and other data services, you may have given your consent as part of your employment contract or when access was data access was granted.



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My boyfriend hacked my phone - need help!

From Jessie on December 09, 2016 :: 6:12 pm

I recently found something installed on my iPhone called “TEEN-PC” I can’t find any information for it online. I am sure that my ex-boyfriend installed it onto my phone. He knows where I am, who I am with and has been terrorizing me for months. I want to go to the police - but I have no way to prove it.

Does anyone know about “TEEN-PC” - is there any way to PROVE that he has hacked my phone?

Pleas, I need help. I am living in terror and I need to put an end to this once and for all.

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help me please

From Sandra Suarez on December 10, 2016 :: 7:41 am

So I jus got an AT&T go phone with my husband his broke and I took the son out to take care of it until I put in safe place. On well now my phone won’t receive or make calls but my internet.and text messages work fine. Did someone hack my calls to foward them to there phone.

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Got ripped off

From Erica Smith on December 22, 2016 :: 5:48 pm

These guys .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with website http://underworlddwellers.esy.es are big THIEFTSvand SCAMMERS becareful and be cautious. This is the real face ANONYMOUS ripping people off. Here’s their bitcoin address>>>
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Serious question

From Nora on December 26, 2016 :: 4:57 am

Hi.,
I’m just wondering if you’ll be able to answer this question because it is a bit off the topic,, before I went to bed my phone was 88% charged but when I woke up this morning it was 20% charged , can you tell me why this is And if I should get it checked out?

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You must call the Secret

From Laurie Johnson on January 02, 2017 :: 8:57 pm

You must call the Secret Service. They are the ones dealing with this kind of stuff.

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HI

From Eric Kalpakoff on January 03, 2017 :: 8:59 am

Call me 8082094895

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Why do I need to

From Laurie Johnson on February 09, 2017 :: 2:26 pm

Why do I need to call you if you please?

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Tested And Trusted

From Zoe Newbold on January 04, 2017 :: 2:13 am

Hello, i’m an aspiring tech vulnerabiity expert and i’ve found only one hacker to be true so far. His contact is globalview.hacker AT gmail DOT com, i decided to post about him because of how much he enlightened me, impressed me and how i learnt so much from him. If you need any hack done (like upgrading credit score, clearing bad credit report, social media account hack, email account hack, phone hack, fake diploma, various spy hacks e.t.c. ) just contact him at globalview.hacker AT gmail DOT com… tell him i referred you, he’s going to help you.  I just saved you the stress of looking for a hacker. Thank me later

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I need your help!!!

From Rmb123 on January 09, 2017 :: 5:30 am

Hello…I worked for a company used my an email address for my work at the company. I left the company almost a year ago, I stop using that email address I don’t even remember it. I did use my regular email address on my work computer at times. My question is…why when I’m filling out ssomething on my phone…autofill pops up up n my boss info

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How to proceed

From Jason on January 21, 2017 :: 6:30 pm

Make: Samsung S7
Symptoms: random screen light up, warm battery (new phone)

If I were to guess who may be interested in my phone over the past 6 months it wouldn’t be a jaded lover, and perhaps somebody with a high tech/software background who is beyond just downloading a consumer app.

With that being said, in regards to Stagefright and remote hacking, is there any safeguard for harmful visible and invisible mms messages? I did receive a random photo from an unknown number this past fall and have been suspect of it.

And if there isn’t a safeguard for this kind of attack, is a factory reset even effective? As the attacker could just repeat attack…

Also, do you recommend rooting phones? And customizing? As I have heard this makes it potentially more vulnerable.

I also see you recommend Lookout Security. Would this be helpful in remote attacks. (What would you do in my situation is basically my question!)

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With the level of technological

From Riley on January 26, 2017 :: 4:28 am

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my personal phone number is being used by someone else

From euby dankwa-smith on January 30, 2017 :: 9:08 am

i am happy to discuss this with you

some one has been using my phone to be sending messages to my boyfriend which i honestly did not send.  It was sentences but now it is nude pictures.

i am soo worried. please help.  how do i track the person

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I HAVE A BUG, CAMERA,AND

From CRYSTAL WYATT on February 03, 2017 :: 2:38 am

I HAVE A BUG, CAMERA,AND MIC ON ME. THEY ARE TELLING WHAT IAM WEARING, WHAT IAM DOING. ITS IN MY PHONE MY PHONE. I HAVED TRIED ALL KIND OF THINGS.  THE POLICE DIDNT MY BROTHER DID IT TRYING TO MAKE ME LOOK CRAZY. HIM AND MOM HAVE DOING TO ME FOR 7 YEARS. I EVEN SEE PYSCHRIATRIST MONTHLY AND HAS RULED EVERYTHING BUT THE ANXIETY FROM IT AND DEPRESSION. HE WILL NOT TO TELL WHERE ITS AT AND HE WAS THERE WHEN I FOUND THE FIRST ON ME BUT ACTED HE DIDNT DO IT. THE REASON IKNOW HE DID BECAUSE I STARTED CATCHING HE WAS TAKING AND SERIAL NUMBERS, IMEI, NUMBERS, IMEID NUMBERS AND DOWNLOADED ONCE WHEN HE CAME BY. I INSTALLED AN APP CALLED WIRE DETECTION WELL WHEN DISABLED IT. I DIDNT CATCH UNTIL LEFT. U CAN TELL SOMEONE ELSE BY LOOKING MIN NUMBER. IT WILL BE A DIFFERENT NUMBER THAN YOURS SO I THINK. NOW MY BROTHER IS KNOW TO BE FOUND

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Every morning 'whoosh' like email sent without my knowing

From Gemmy on February 05, 2017 :: 12:15 pm

Every morning I hear a ‘whoosh’ from my Samsung Note 2, like an email is being sent. I have no idea how to stop this or what it is. Any ideas?

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Check notifications bar

From Josh Kirschner on February 08, 2017 :: 1:09 pm

It’s hard to say as many apps or system functions could be creating that sound and I don’t have a Note 2 handy to check. But often, sound notifications will be associated with a visual notification in the notification bar. So we what is in there that could potentially correspond with your whooshing.

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Worse than scary it's creepy

From Melissa Woods on February 07, 2017 :: 12:47 pm

Worse than scary it’s creepy I even got a video showed up one day of me getting out of shower!  My garage door goes up and down its because of I pad my sister gave my son first it was an iPod now ipad u can reset everything comes right back she even admitted it in a a sick day now what I’m done and tired of the shot I’m 43 cancer single mother I don’t understand

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change Apple ID password, reset your device, update software

From Josh Kirschner on February 08, 2017 :: 1:22 pm

If you change the password for the Apple ID associated with the device to a new one, then reset your device and update the software, you should have a nice, clean iPad going forward. Also change the password for any apps that you don’t want others to have access to (e.g., garage door opener app).

As for the shower video, that would involve someone hiding a camera in your bathroom, so I would think you would have a pretty good idea who that could be. How many people have access to your bath room around the time of the video?

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What the he'll can't send

From Melissa Woods on February 07, 2017 :: 12:48 pm

What the he’ll can’t send reply I wanted rediredlcted me

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Android phone protection

From apksecurity on March 05, 2017 :: 6:16 am

Iphone protection is not a big issue because they do not execute those apps which are not recommended by Apple. Android phone protection has to be increase using different antivirus & security apps.

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I have problem with IMO

From Ravi on April 11, 2017 :: 2:30 pm

Hi greetings!!

As i’m sending messages through IMO to my wife but a third person can also see my messages which i have sent to my wife..

How can it be possible? Is there any solution for this .. Please advice.

Thanks,
Ravi

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Hacked

From Fabian on May 05, 2017 :: 1:16 am

I’m sure something has been given to my ph. I so jus try factory reset??????????

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Photos sent to my phone. Is it a way of hacking??

From Ahmed on May 28, 2017 :: 7:08 am

My x-wife attempted to hack on my laptop before through breaking its windows password. Since then, I factory reset my phone and formatted my laptop. Recently, she sent to me through email some photos for my son’s birthday and pics for some documents. Could those be a new way for hacking? on which information I have on phone or laptop? If there is a potential danger, what should I do?

Thanks

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One more spy app

From Zina on May 30, 2017 :: 3:00 am

Hi, if you are discuss spy apps let me tell you about one more. You can also try it to use SpyToMobile if you want. It shows WhatsApp messages and calls and completely invisible.
It’s not a spam, just wanted to share

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kik

From ranger on May 30, 2017 :: 3:31 pm

someone contacted a person that i am friends with using my account name and posed as me till they asked for pics then they knew it wasnt and finally made them say it wasn but they knew there name and my name and my family name..hows that possible? hacked phone or kik account and even so i dont or they dont have a real name on there kik account

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in trouble 4 not replying

From Rose on June 13, 2017 :: 5:01 pm

my phone reallyid is posses ,battery does to soon,my data,gone in a blank of an eye,lights on for no reason, volume 4 ringtones notification ,media,to the lowest or complily off,sends txt to contactsv,with out me typing nothing and now wont send txt messages pls help my phone is Samsung galaxy 5s

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Factory reset

From Josh Kirschner on June 14, 2017 :: 10:13 am

The best option if you’re having significant issues with your phone is to backup your data, do a factory reset and then reload only those apps you really need, especially for older phones that may have built up a lot of unnecessary apps over time, some of which may not be behaving so nicely. That will solve many issues, whether related to spyware or other problems. If you’re still having battery issues after the factory reset, you may need a new battery. Smartphone batteries are usually pretty worn out after a couple of years and I’m assuming you’ve had that Galaxy S5 for a while.

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Photos sent to my phone. Is it a way of hacking??

From Ahmed on July 10, 2017 :: 10:52 am

My x-wife attempted to hack on my laptop before through breaking its windows password. Since then, I factory reset my phone and formatted my laptop. Recently, she sent to me through email some photos for my son’s birthday and pics for some documents. Could those be a new way for hacking? on which information I have on phone or laptop? If there is a potential danger, what should I do?

Thanks

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USB connection

From Kass on July 23, 2017 :: 9:56 pm

Can you tell me if I plug my iPhone into my computer at work using my own USB cable to charge and list to my music sill this give employer access to my phone files. The phone does ask me if I want to give access and I say no

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Yes, code can be hidden in pics, and used to hack your phone

From Ryan on July 29, 2017 :: 3:00 pm

A lot of phones are still vulnerable to “Stagefright” and other exploits that are compromised pics sent through MMS, email, etc. Often times the person receiving the message doesnt even have to click on the pic in order for the hack to execute. The phone will be set to download and open file attachments automatically by default.

Its a misconception for people to think that changing the settings from the default, “Automatic Download” to a Manual process of Downloading, and opening of attachments, that requires user interaction. Will keep you safe. If the person that is trying to compromise your phone, is someone you know, then you will manually open the attachment anyway, right?  Which will be hacked.

A lot of phones are patched against stage fright at this point.  But you would be surprised how many aren’t. And there are new exploits being found all the time.

Look on Google play. There are Stagefright Vulnerability detectors you there. Most dont fix the problem though. They just tell you whether you are/aren’t vulnerable to it.

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I have a friend that gets code like this from my Google Voice Number

From Ryan on July 28, 2017 :: 8:29 am

It happens while we’re texting only. And it only happens to her. Anyone know what it is?


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Hard times nearly impossible

From Nicole durneb on August 04, 2017 :: 4:03 pm

I have a friend who is being domestically abused by her boyfriend ex-boyfriend and there is been weird situations going on with your phone due to what we believe is a spyware and she’s brought to the police and they can’t help her and there’s a program that is trying to catch him stalking her but they have been not able to catch him I need help trying to find the spyware on her phone it is a Samsung S4 and I think my phone has been acting weird lately too there are more details to why we think her phone is five where he will respond to a text message that she received from a friend by responding without physically seen her text message he then responds with a text message to her responding about the text message… I don’t know if you were able to catch that but that is only one detail of information and giving you please help us because the police can’t or are refusing whatever the problem is.

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Updated information onbthis topic

From Michael wagerd on August 05, 2017 :: 6:03 am

i dont trust what josh says. maybe its that date but if it a android you would have to check what services are running and the infected software will open these services and the permissions that they open will give their rat software able to do everything that possable on the phone. they will be also elavating the services power that will make them look like they are the computer or phone so android it will be google services. The data will be sent through a ssl secure connection and that make it encripted so you wont beable to read it unless you decript the the data with the ca cert that being used for the connection also they now are using cloud services for the data connections what make it a cloud base attack just not a way some will look to find the hack. Fbi computer crimes lab where you might find someone in law enforcement that capable of helping. The police or fbi normal angents wont help and will treat you like your high on drugs if you ask them for help with this problem. computer forensic lab would be who you would google for a none police paid company to have your phone really cjecked out for this. They will be close to 500 a hour and will need some time to work on it so it really expencive to have this done. If there is great need like they are threating your life what i fully aware of the issues this cause from experence. 7 year victem myself from this and noone will beleive or help you with it. I also want to get a suport network for vistems of this. I reall want to make a very very helpful web site that that will go into what you can do to take the power back from these people. They are arrogent and have rape and enslavement tendencys. the best advise is make a security blanket that if anything happen will help people know what going on. So they know where to look if anything does happen.might save your life! Get profectionaall help. Like use every abuse network that you can find. Take it very serous. They might have your facebook account and know all your family and friends. if they make sure they dont have a missing person past. Make sure dont have a record of abuse phycial . They know where your at at all times. Everything your phone know and you do around you phone they know. The camera will shoot them pictires. They can get sound and hear everyt hing said in the room around your phone. Also they are breaking many federal laws. Like taping a phone without a warrent. Hacking and when you hack anything it about 10 federal laws they are doing every time they do it. Make a jurnal of every time you reset and force them out. And if they get in certain files they will just be reinstalled when you reset your phone. But every time they hack in it about 10 federal laws they broke for that act alone. Then the tapping the phone a charge and anyway they dige a very screwed if you make proof of it. Get software that will log ssl connections lear bitshark and use it for pcap logs to be able to find what the ip address is where the data is going. If you phone a dimanic ip address they will need to know what it changed to. So it will need a connection for them to get this data. and reamber log everything you can and back up your device files and logs not online make the data on a burned disk or a removable device. Find out how to use the progeaming tools if it android and pull backup copys of the whole phone. Dont beleive anybody that says your wrong or that it not a very very dangerous situation you and people they know you care about might be in. Depending on this person you might be in a life threating situation or be being blackmailed. Or recorded for sick sex sph site. All depends on who doing this to you and why. They dont understand what the dangers are that you might be in if they blow you and this off.

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@Michael Wagerd

From Ryan on August 05, 2017 :: 11:25 am

I think you’ve been the most informed responder in this topic so far. Thanks for taking the time keep people informed.

One thing to note though. In many cases the FBI, and other intelligence agencies probably aren’t your friend in these matters. Unless its an Ex Lover, or there is a specific person that you are pretty certain is behind your being stalked.  The intelligence community could very well be in on what people are dealing with. Look into gang stalking people. It’s no joke.

I wont be saying it again. But it needs to be said.  “gang Stalking”

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Very Important Subject: Gang stalking via technology

From Kristie on September 20, 2017 :: 9:48 pm

I’ve been reading people’s concern in hopes to find a solution to their problems. When I read about this gangstalking it immediately got my attention. For the guy who knows so much about computers and having to hear over and over “factory reset”, Are you part if gangstalking? To deny this kind of computer stalking happens I’m wandering if you know a lot more if not engaged in it just by how confident you became to actually start diagnosing the person who brought up gang stalking with mental health issues. I can’t believe how fast you denied this could occur it’s abnormal what you did that I’m sure you know a gang stalker. To diagnose somebody or make a comment about their mental status makes me feel like vomiting. You had no business saying such mean things. I feel like writing articles on gang stalking now.

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My Apologies

From Kristie on September 20, 2017 :: 11:12 pm

Hi. I recently sent an awful comment about diagnosing a person with a mental disorder for talking about gang stalking. The truth is my ex and his girlfriend are trying to take custody of my two young children. I see the abuse when I’m court ordered to Skype with my kids. That’s not the issue as far as the stalking and identity theft as every phone I’ve purchased has been used to try and frame me in court. The opposing attorney has brought up evidence that couldn’t have possibly known about unless my ex has access to my phone. It was about me propositioning an attorney when it was an attorney texting me saying they would work as my attorney for free and I went off on this attorney saying I’m not a prostitute leave me alone! Only cause I received a call after my quest on looking for an attorney this attorneys number called me back with a man on the other end whispering that a mass email was sent out that I was a prostitute and they were my client. I immediately Called this Attorney back and sounded crazy taking about the mass email the paralegal was do confused that another bridge burned. I received a phone call from somebody and heard my two year old playing and her voice was like a robotic voice and it’s so scary and painful. I can’t talk about it to anybody cause my ex is claiming I’m crazy to the courts and it’s being done all via technology they’re using my phones email addresses social media sites to drive me nuts my ex and his girlfriend. I’ve had death threats my kids taken and using my technological devices to scare me and react I can talk more about this via email. They’re going to frame me to save my ex from going to prison he has a felony for strangulation on his ex. When I caught him and this affair I was going to go to a women’s shelter due to his abuse. I need to explain more about why they’re using technology to destroy me. The girlfriend is affiliated with gangs and drugs and she has a huge family one relative works as an engineer for AT&T telecommunications interception. She was our neighbor and my ex got involved with her. I know too much that I’m a threat and using technology the way they are is going to ruin my life. My kids are 2 and 18 months severely neglected just to save themselves from my knowledge of the crooks they are. Email me I can explain this craziness I need help though.

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tmobile digits

From lauren prior on October 08, 2017 :: 12:42 pm

Somebody who is abusive keeps track of my texts via tmobile digits. I know this because tmobile tells me(they will send me texts about it) also this person told me what they were doing before hand but I never consented to it. I know the virtual number can I block it?

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Remotly harrased by neighbors with deaths daily

From Remotly harrassed and stalked by neighbors on October 12, 2017 :: 12:31 am

Hello,
This may sound weird but I have researched Florida laws but wanted to see anyone has or is going through my ear of hell. I am currently being stalked by my old neighbors.  I lived in an apartment building and had to move out because I did not feel safe living there.  When I was in this apartment and on the phone, I kept hearing beeping sounds in the phone.  I ignored it the first few times and later realized they were watching me.  I would hear them discussing exactly where I was located in the apartment, what I was wearing and verbally discuss what I am doing in each room. I was being tracked by my neighbors with every move I make. Fast forward…I got a piece of paper and wrote ‘Stop watching me its creepy and illegal’ and they got instantly angry after reading the sign out loud!!! That was my confirmation.  They were watching and describing me in the bathroom and bathroom naked.  This incident started the middle of May 2017 and I am currently experiencing this and now with death threats. Since he hacked into my phone, I moved to another city, threw away my phone and purchased another phone and got a new phone number thinking that would stop them from illegally watching me. Well has hacked into the new phone and new number.  If that is not bad enough he hacked into my sisters iPhone. I have heard them describe my sisters activity down to the detail of what she is doing at all times.  Most of are of her intimate moments. Its VERY CREEPY and invasive. I am documenting all activity with the advice of a PI but the threats to killing me and my sister has grown immensely!!!
Their words exactly is “Where that B is at, I am going to kill her” in addition to that they are describing how they are going to kill me and my sister.  To be exact “I am going to strive to where her sister lives know on the door and soon as she open the door I am going to shoot her in her face” And after they shoot my sister, they are going to walk to the back (which is where I am sleeping) and shoot me in the head, I gonna walk straight up to her and shoot her right in her face”
I have documented these conversations by date and time stamped each day. I don’t understand how no one in the apartment would put a stop to it!! They all are aware of this issue but get extremely ANGRY and ask for the address (which they should have but since he hacked in he would describe everyone in the house)The threat to kill my sister is very concerning and are often repeated. when I lived I called police twice and they recommended me to move for sanity. I agreed and moved. I also have taken the liberty of documenting these incidents with several methods via email, letters and text. I am in DIFFERENT CITY and they still are stalking me with the death threats.

Please provide if any ways of moving forward with legal help as my sister is a target.

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@Remotly harrased by neighbors with deaths daily

From Ryan on October 12, 2017 :: 2:31 am

This sounds like one of two things. Or maybe both, as I believe the two work together. I am dealing with the same issue, and it’s gotten much worse over the past several months.  What you are experiencing is GangStaking. It’s meant to take you completely out of your ability to live a normal life. They keep you scared, and afraid you are going to be murdered nearly all the time. Contant harassment,death threats, fear for loved ones. etc. In my case they are doing even more than that over the past several months. I’ve dealt with this for 7 years now.

Unfortunately it doesn’t have an end in sight. It may not ever stop actually. They re trying to get you to kill yourself, incarcerated, or become institutionalized. The voices you are hearing are not likely actually your neighbors. (Although it could be). No one else will probably even be able to hear them.It’s V2K technology.This is a program being carried out by our Gov, and it’s intelligence agencies. They work with local street gangs, occult, and various religious organizations, to keep you stalked, and harassed 24/7.

Now, the other thing this could be. Is Demons. Call me crazy. But they are very real, and they absolutely engage in these kinds of activities as well. Most believe they actually work with the stalkers.

If you are not seeing a lot of physical stalking around you, and are only hearing things. It could just be a Demon on its own. Which would be your best case scenario.

Look up all this that I’m telling you. There is plenty about this on the intrawebz now.

Hang in there/ Don’t attack anyone that seems to be at fault, because they may not be. You will be pushed to act out, and get in trouble. Don’t kill yourself either. Never do that.

Start talking to God like you would your mother. Every day. If you’re a TI, it may not help get you or any of us out of this. But you will need him.

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Absolutely possible when the person

From Misty Lynn on October 25, 2017 :: 2:01 pm

Absolutely possible when the person has access to all devices and is right there to accept all prompts. Sometimes the “hacker” or stalker rather is much closer than we think.

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oLD PHONE LINES CUT DOWN OR TURNED OFF PERMANANTLY

From dEE on October 29, 2017 :: 6:51 pm

Old GROUND phone line hook up boxes(ON HOMES eXCETRERA)  still have electric in them even though the phone was taken out or the place was closed or abandoned and we found out people are using them to listen to people and also use them to call non long distance AND EVEN LONG DISDTANCE IF THE HAVE A LINE CONNECETOR BOX SET UP ON THE HOUSE… FOR phone calls TO W SWITCH ON ALL LINE ON THAT ROAD!, so in old abandoned homSe or even ones that burnet down… rebuilt somewhere else on the property… the line still works and unless they get caught off to the ground permanently, turned off by an electric phone company they can use that line to hack people in the area or even use it for free phone calls and you might get the charge!

It happened to a friend, they found out who was dong it and the got themselves in big trouble and , SPYING AND ALMOST GOT A 2500.00 DALLOR FINE FOR STEALING AND BREAKING & hooking INTO PRIVATE PHONE LINES! just THINK OF HOW MANY OF THESE ARE STILL OUT THERE EVERYWHERE YOU GO AND WE WONDER WHY U.S.A. IS BEING HACKED AND EVERYTHING ELSE THROUGH UNCUT NON TURNED OFF CUT DOWN PHONE LINES, PROBABBLY ALSO INCLUDING ABANDONED TRIAN LINES THAT STILL WORK BUT NO TRAIN RUNS ANYMORE>>> AND IN EVERYTHING ELSE WE USE AND DO!

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RANDOM GIRL SPEAKING when phone not in use

From R on November 05, 2017 :: 10:43 am

At random times while the phone is not in use, I keep hearing a girl’s voice talking as with some music playing in the background. Every time it sounds a little different but sounds like the same girl. She’s not talking with anyone else that I can tell. Sounds like she may just be sitting in her room doing whatever. Sometimes it sounds kind of porn like, other times just saying whatever comes to her mind for a brief moment.

It is kind of embarrassing when my phone is sitting out and my family here’s it.

When I check for any open apps there are none. I don’t see any processes running that would be related to the problem. There is never any video or advertisements playing.

I appreciate any advice you can give to resolve it.

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Are you in Florida? Sounds

From Ashley Marie on November 24, 2017 :: 2:23 pm

Are you in Florida? Sounds like my ex and his friends.

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hacked

From hacked on November 24, 2017 :: 8:06 pm

What should happen when you dial the #000* as my service provider came tnrough with automated messages saying call cant be co pleted at tnks time a d tk cal them for more i fo. As well as the restof you i am fed up with the hacking, spoofing,fake sites, settings being changed or inaccessible, weird codes and files left on device never put there and some that says audio or other types of files i cant opem. Passwords bei g changes constant, links thatbare not real just images. CIntervertebral Disc Diseaseoding, bullyimg, harrassment and breech of security that has made my life hell. Fake certificates. Encypted websites that say people could be watching in transit? Even the passwords to log in change from pinto password. Recordings played back to me. Apps taking permissions seriously withpictures beimg take without my knowledge. What in the world is going on here. All documents and pics wiped from phone when wasnt online? Ip address targets every computer. Erases documents and external harddrives and such. Bluetooth and wifi turn on whenever it wants. Enough data to last a mth gone in two days. Battery consumption ridiculous. The list goes on and on. Even though all proof gets wiped most people have seen all lf thi I want for this hackimgto stop. How? When all anti virus, malware programs and other apps dont detect it. I am no longer administer for own computer. No one here is crazy, what is crazy is to do this to people knowingly causing harm and making life difficult

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Apple Image Web kit for Developers

From Vincent'so Gal on November 25, 2017 :: 2:26 am

The camera is in the screen itself. They handed them out willy nilly at a lot of tech conferences.  Didn’t check to see if it was mentioned here. CPU went nuts. Try moving an icon over the camera on your screen and it won’t take. Forget about tape over your camera. I was hacked with this in 2014 by my IT boyfriend. Yet, now you can’t find any info on this program. Wonder why? Each we kit has a #.

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My phone wrote a text message as I watched

From Carolina on November 30, 2017 :: 6:23 am

My phone wrote a strange text message whilst I was cutting vegetables on the bench . I heard the clicking sound and watched it write on its own . Some very sensitive things were going on at the time.  I BELEIVE someone has a device to monitor both myself and other family members. Is this possible and how do I get rid of it. Also my battery runs out even when switched off plus it freezes from time to time ... This is very serious .

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Can you provide more detail?

From Josh Kirschner on November 30, 2017 :: 12:27 pm

What type of phone do you have - Android or iOS? Have you taken steps to follow our advice in our article on how to detect and prevent cellphone hacking? https://www.techlicious.com/tip/how-to-tell-if-your-phone-has-been-hacked/

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Private chats hacked by boyfriend

From Nayab on December 15, 2017 :: 7:56 am

Is that possible if my boyfriend is seeing messages with same contact name i have saved please answer.. And I im very worried because no hacking app is in my phone then how?? And my boyfriend checks my phone only for max 1min or 2 min.. Last time.. When he meet me n next day.. I took screen shots and sends to me only 3 day chats
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Please help

From Nayab on December 15, 2017 :: 8:03 am

Sir, I don’t know how my boyfriend can have my private chats he broke up with me because of these chats I had with my male friends.. There is no hacking app in my phone he sends me only chats of 3days
6,7,8 December on 10th of December he had my phone for only 2 minutes please tell me how can I overcome.. Out of this situation

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Being watched on phone

From The person u'd. Spyed on sick perv on December 24, 2017 :: 1:16 am

I was wondering if you can tell me some of the ways a person can install spyware on your phone? Without actually getting ahold of it? And if its a neighbor how can you get confirmation its them? Is their some code or serial # you can get and confirm it? Need your help i cant stand them watching my every move.

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UNTAP MY MOMS PHONE!

From Janet Curtis on January 08, 2018 :: 9:00 pm

mom is 91 and is housing her 40 y old grandaughter from hell.Fresh out of prison shes tapped my families cordless phone. She said she DID that! she wants to hear all calls so moms isolated crying in her room and Im five hundred miles away cant speak to her! we didnt consent we said no. mom even said GET OUT OF MY HOUSE and she just stared at her. forcing us to have to evict her!? moms too old for this bs and so AM I Who UNTAPS PHONES the phone co? the police? no matter who I ask or what searches I do it always says HOW TO FIND out if your tapped OR how to tap geez. isnt there someone that can just answer the ? the police need to come take that off! and the feds need to know shes illegally tapping us all! shes a charming lil liar and refuses to budge I dont even know if moms alive! someone answer that pls! asap!

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