Some apps claim they can but they are scams. Software needs to be installed on your phone physically — or you can be monitored on the iPhone if they have your Apple ID and password through iCloud backups. Michael, does a person have to physically have the phone in their hands to add the tracking Spyware to listen in on calls, see texts, etc…. Yes — except for the iPhone using mSpy no jailbreak version — it can monitor iCloud backups if they have your Apple ID and password.
Michael, I must say you are a VERY, very patient guy…you wrote this in Jan , but you steadfastly continue responding to comments, some of them repeats! Thank you! My query is about text messages. Not sure if it comes within the ambit of this article, but since you are confident in your responses, I hope you can ans this. Do carriers store android text contents? I know they store text logs, but the actual text message? Thanks for the comment — I keep the articles updated regularly! And yes it can be frustrating getting the same questions lol. As far as I am aware the carriers do have access to actual sms messages — they can be requested by Law enforcement for example.
I doubt they would or could release them to anyone else though. And it attacks the phone even after you have factory reset it, so long as you choose to use the same SD Card? No — none have this type of capability. The software must be physically re-installed again on the target device. Hi and thanks for your forum.
I am going to guess you mean "mobile phone" here. It is important to understand that a phone number is simply an "address" that is assigned by. Have you ever felt the need to tap someone's phone secretly? It's likely that you probably have. All of us have. There are a lot of different.
Can you help me understand why an android that is not connected to a service provider anymore can turn itself back on after powering it off and also sounds alarms that have been deleted. Just wonder how this could be possible? That is a strange one! On the bright side it will not be anything to do with spy products.
More likely a glitch with your phone operating system.
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Try updating to see if it stops. Antivirus programs are not reliable against spy software — most will never be flagged up. The spy software apps keep changing files and names to avoid detection by anti virus apps. Could someone install spyware on my phone if it was in their hands in less than 5 mins without me knowing? Hello, I recently found a spy app on my phone,is there any way I could find out who installed it?
It is actually very difficult to prove who could have done it. You would need legal advice and then force the spy company to release the details of the purchase. I have never heard from anyone who has done this successfully. Best just to secure your phone going forward. If it has internet capability — either data plan, pay as you go data or wi-fi — it can be monitored.
You can if it uses wi-fi. Any internet connection will allow the software to work. If it has no internet capability you are safe. Hi Mike…it is clear that a resetting is primary.. After resetting and plugging in Scard have we problems? These spy products are installed on the actual devices not on the SD cards. They will not work from the SD card — you would be safe.
Hi Mike! If you have fingerprint scan on your phone, could someone still install spyware? It does also require a password after 5 failed attempts; is that the weak spot that allows someone to install the spyware? As an added measure, does encrypting the device help? It would be another level of security but as you point out — the password can be a weak point.
Once they get past the password and manage to install the software — some can log any new passwords you create. Keeping it secure from the start is very important. Encryption is good if someone was intercepting sent communications — in this case the monitoring is from within. If they can monitor activities on your work phone can they monitor your personal phone through the iTunes account? If they are monitoring work phones — they must disclose this in writing or they are breaking the law.
As for personal phones that is totally against the law. Some firms routinely monitor just by looking things like your Facebook account and may seem to know too much from this sort of thing. No, it would be safe. The software is installed directly on to the phone, not the Sim card. Any truth to this? I have been told that someone is able to see my texts and there has been more than one occasion that situations have occurred, that were discussed in my private texts, that she had absolutely no way to know about.
You will find lots of sites making lots of claims — trust me they do not work. Regular spy software, that actually works must be installed on the target device — you need to have it in your possession. I connected my personal cell phone to my employer wifi at work, could they ad spy ware for monitoring, if so how do i detect it, is this legal and how can i tell it came from them? Could you reply with email as well. It would be greatly appreciated. It would be illegal to install it on your own personal device not owned by the company — and if it were a company cell — they must notify you if it is monitored.
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Proving who installed any software is very difficult — but in your case, it sounds unlikely that you are being monitored. Good luck and thanks for the question. Since iMessage to iMessage is encrypted does this make it harder for spyware? Or any form of privacy invasion. No — iMessages are covered by the main spy software products — they can monitor all activity through iMessage.
Hi, I regularly use social media networks such as Facebook, and notice anytime I post something about being injured or having drank too much one night that I receive e-mails with the subjects being health insurance or recommended rehabilitation? Does this mean my phone is being monitored? No — it is just Facebook targeting ads at you — the same way goole does.
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They can using this type of software — but legally they are required to inform you that the device is being monitored. It turns off though! Or could they hack the provider to get to the phone? Law enforcement etc.
Of course they are supposed to do this legally through the courts. Needless to say they are not using commercial spy software to do this. I have the HTC M9 and the battery sucks. Why is that? Hey Steven — it could be any number of things. Some apps drain the battery, location services and backups etc. If you have several of the mentioned symptoms together and think someone could have reason to, then you might look more closely.
Good luck and thanks for getting in touch. No not all the time — it just needs access to the internet to upload the logs of texts and calls etc. Wi-Fi will work as well. I have a LG tribute boostmoible phone. Sometimes when tapping or zooming in on sites or pictures etc.. If my buisness phone is tapped and i used it as a portable hotspot connecting my personal phone to it would they still be able to monitor what i am doing online on my personal phone.
Take care. How do you find an expert to examine your phone, if you are suspicious that someone is tracking your phone? It can be difficult to find people able to do this although services are appearing in some places. Obviously you are better to try and find somewhere local where you can bring your phone in to have it examined.
It can be expensive though! If your cell phone is tapped and you get a new phone and keep the same phone number and the same company, can the tappers tap the new phone without having your new phone physically in their possession? They would need access to your new phone to install the monitoring software again. Great article thank you! Then if you can not find that app Cydia app on the phone you most likely are safe?
Or can they hide the app as well? Yes — for downloadable spy software — some can monitor through Apple ID and password though. Upgrading or re-installing the iOS is a quick easy way to remove any possible Jailbreak on an Apple device. Hi Does this bugging only work on voice calls? Monitoring software can do much more than just monitor voice calls — Whatsapp, Face Book, texts, location — it is scary stuff in the wrong hands.
Have a good look around this site to see what it is capable of. If it has, I would like to have proof of that. If I restore factory settings, will it erase evidence of the spying? A factory reset will remove the software and also any evidence that it was there in the first place. It looks costly to me! Obviously depends on your circumstances though. Sooo where are you so i can just hand you this stupid phone and all my problems solved!!!
If I do a factory reset will it erease all my text messages? I need to keep these do to a legal situation. Careful — a factory reset will erase all data from your device — including apps, software, messages etc. It will return it to how it was the day you bought it as in from the factory! You can of course back up or download any data you need to keep. Yes — be careful, everything you have added to the device will be removed — it will be exactly as it was when you bought it.
You need to back up your personal data contacts etc and any apps you have downloaded and want to keep. It is easy to do a backup and keep your personal stuff safe. No one has had access to my phone, but I am being sued and followed by private investigator. Lately when I make calls, I have to do it twice because the first time is just air and a clicking noise and my voice echoes, I make the same call a second time and all is normal.
I have an iphone 5, any way it could be tapped? It does sound strange and of course it is possible that you are being monitored — especially if it is by a security professional highly illegal of course. To be safe I would update the iOS or do a factory reset. If it still persists I would advise you to take legal advice. Are there phones that can not be spied on, such as an old Nokia style phone which does not have internet and is very basic and just used for phone calls and texts?
Some people who have been victims in the past have started to revert to using the old style mobile phones. Michael I think my husband is spying on me and has tapped my phone. I know you said they have to have your phone to install this app, correct? How long does it take to install this on your phone once they have it?? The software can be installed in under 5 minutes. Once removed with a reset, of course it could happen again — look at creating a strong password lock or using a password app to stop any further access.
I guess you have! I would update the iOS or do a factory reset — just to be sure. If resetting the Iphone to factory settings and installing the back up would this cause any problem again. Not with an iPhone. Resetting will remove any Jailbreak, so the software would not work even if somehow it did get moved along with the backup. To do it again they would need your phone to Jailbreak it first and then re-install the software. Hi, I searched everywhere on my phone and found many weird looking apps. The apps look a lot like the other apps but there a bit off looking.
I opened some of them and read that the app is a android app. When I tried to uninstall some it read something like this removing preinstalled apps could damage my phone. At that point I cancelled my request for fear of doing just that. Damaging my phone that is. The other apps I tried to uninstall read something like this app can not be removed. Is it possible some of these app are in fact spyware?
Just looking at the file names, it is very difficult to tell good from bad — add to that, most spy software will hide their files or disguise them with non-descript names. There is no easy fix — apart from the reset. Yes a factory reset will remove all of your data. You need to do a backup first and then you can re load all your personal stuff. If I do a factory reset on my iphone and then back it up from icloud will I just be reinstalling the spyware? In most cases the software would not be re-installed and it definitely will not be able to work. Even if the files were re-installed, the software would need to be activated.
The factory reset is a reliable way to stop the software. My calls use to fail every rare time now when I talk to this specific person it fails almost every 2 to 3 minutes of talking after a lot of random noises clearly not cause by this person whispers and breathing.
Could that be another sign? Definitely sounds suspicious — call intercept from Flexispy adds the listener as a conference call. Sometimes if it is not configured correctly, you can hear a third party in the conversation. I would try updating the OS first and see how that works. Thanks for your question and good luck. In most cases changing your number will not help, you will need to remove it with a factory reset.
Check my article about removing spy software. You have said that the person needs to have your phone in order to add spyware to it. If they have the phone, but do not have the code to unlock it, can they still add the spyware? In theory no — but unfortunately some phones password lock can be bypassed quite easily — do a quick search online to see. Some password apps can help make things more difficult to get passed. It is more likely because you are using the same IP adress on Wi-Fi — Google localizes the search terms.
I doubt if it is spy software related. Yes — a factory reset will remove any spy software app. Of course someone could re-install it if they have access to your phone so you need to take precautions. Hi, Does spyware work better on an Android or Iphone? Android monitoring offers more features and is probably a bit easier to manage.
Jailbreaking the iPhone and constant updates means some extra work. Hey q can a private detective tapp a phone line and record conversations not talking about government, more like a jealous spouse or anyone else besides the government? It is possible — but illegal of course. People have gone to jail for this but it does happen.
Yes, the better quality programs can be very difficult to spot. The products mentioned on this website are hard to notice unless they have been incorrectly installed. The good programs have worked at the problems such as battery drain etc. Where have you been my friend — they can do mostly what they like. Hey Michael, can a carrier listen in on phone activity and if I was experiencing symptoms of being traced or bugged then how do I determine who or how its happening and can I stop it at all? It would seem to me that if an external source wanted to listen in to ones calls whether it be a carrier or government department there is really nothing we can do to prevent it is this true?
From the time of the writing of this article until now, many events have been revealed about US national security eavesdropping. I knew for years what people were being shocked into finding out in the news. What better way to monitor people than to use a device that they carry with them every moment? What if the very same police is that one listening to your conversations?
I don't think he did anyway. He has been able to access my emails, as well as view all my photos and photos mms to me. Its such crap. Quick question, I have a Windows Phone a Nokia that my wife got me for my birthday 2 years ago. Since then it broke twice so i had to get them replaced. Well because she got the phone for me she had it send to her work instead of our home address but both times that she gave me the phones, the package was opened up.
I thought nothing of it at first due to it being a gift in all. Now we had are up and downs in our relationship but she is the kind of person that like to be in control of everything. She has been married once before and it didn't work out for them cause he cheated on her. I'm here wondering to myself what if she put some kinda spy program on my phone. I ask her if she trust me and she tells me yes but her actions tells me no. My question is sorry for the long details How do i go about checking my cell phone to see if it's being tap?
I do hear echo sound on my conversations. I do have a battery that gets hot even when it was new. Also there is that delay when i try to shut it off. I don't know maybe It's all in my mind or maybe not. What do you think? Today, for the first time ever, i was on a call in which i was the dialer. During this call there were 2 brief noises very loud that sounded exactly like how it sounds when connecting to dial up internet. The person on the other end of the call heard nothing. I wasnt near any other electrical equipment besides a lamp.
My phone has also been doing weird, unusual, funky, and unexplainable stuff. Either its tapped, or im being haunted. Nobody else has access or ever touches my phone, and its only 2 months old. Im also in a new city and state, so nobody here has any reason to spy on me since nobody even knows who i am For the part Hear The Buzz, I don't get which buzzes he's saying to worry about about and not to worry about. Because sometimes at random times my radio does buzzes like the second time. I think my phone is tapped because 1.
Battery drains extremely fast. Device doesn't get hot though, also might be I have wifi and many notifications too. When my phone is locked not completely off , the lock screen turns on without a notification which is not normal. The lock screen turns on when there is a notification which is normal. The random buzzing very rare. It does the second time he put his phone near the speaker. Type in apps background active reason. It should come up with Al girl me. Tell mr what you think it won't let me copy here.
I find the Questions 2 and 3 rather interesting and think some of the MUO readers can definitely give you an answer to them. Sounds like good advice. There are TSCM Technical Surveillance Countermeasures devices offered out there as well as people who has the expertise if experts are needed.
It was later dropped, when I explained to her parents that what her stepfather had done and had been doing for a long time was a felony. It was also illegal for the cops to even listen to the recordings, I wanted so badly to bring a civil suit against the police, and her step-dad.
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When we spoke to a lawyer he wanted her case very badly, since he knew it was a strong one, and it is still on her record. Making it even harder for her to get a job.. Hope this info will help some of you that have been violated as well, no one has the right to listen to or record your phone calls, even if they pay the bill or if its their house, unless there is 2 party consent.
These laws listed are for the state of SC, but apply to all Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, a person who commits any of the following acts is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be punished as provided in Section of this chapter:. A Except as provided in subsection B , whoever violates the provisions of Sections through , upon conviction, must be imprisoned not more than five years or fined not more than five thousand dollars, or both.
B If the offense is a first offense under this chapter and is not for any unlawful purpose or for purposes of direct or indirect commercial advantage or private commercial gain, and the wire or electronic communication with respect to which the offense under this chapter was committed is a radio communication that is not scrambled, encrypted, or transmitted using modulation techniques the essential parameters of which have been withheld from the public with the intention of preserving the privacy of the communication, then:. Seizure and forfeiture. Any electronic, mechanical, or other device used, sent, carried, manufactured, assembled, possessed, or sold in violation of this chapter may be seized and forfeited to the State.
Admissibility of contents of, or evidence derived from, intercepted communications; contents as public record. A Whenever any wire, oral, or electronic communication has been intercepted, no part of the contents of the communication and no evidence derived therefrom may be received in evidence in any trial, hearing, or other proceeding in or before any court, grand jury, department, officer, agency, regulatory body, legislative committee, or other authority of the State, or a political subdivision thereof, if the disclosure of that information would be in violation of this chapter.
The prohibition of use as evidence provided in this section does not apply in cases of prosecution for criminal interception in violation of the provisions of this chapter. B The contents of any wire, oral, or electronic communication intercepted pursuant to this chapter and the contents of any application for an order and an order of authorization issued pursuant to this chapter are not included in the definition of a public record contained in Section c , and may only be disclosed in a manner provided by this chapter.
A Any SLED agent who, by any means authorized by this chapter, has obtained knowledge of the contents of any wire, oral, or electronic communication or evidence derived from it may disclose the contents to an attorney authorized by law to investigate and institute any action on behalf of the State of South Carolina or political subdivision of the State, or to another SLED agent, investigative, or law enforcement officer to the extent that the disclosure is appropriate to the proper performance of the official duties of the officer or person making or receiving the disclosure.
B Any SLED agent, investigative, or law enforcement officer who, by any means authorized by this chapter, has obtained knowledge of the contents of any wire, oral, or electronic communication or evidence derived from it may use the contents to the extent the use is appropriate to the proper performance of his official duties. C Any person who has received, by any means authorized by this chapter, or by the laws of any other state or the United States, any information concerning a wire, oral, or electronic communication or evidence derived from it, intercepted in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, may disclose the contents of that communication or the derivative evidence while giving testimony under oath or affirmation in any criminal proceeding in any court of the State or of the United States or in any grand jury proceedings.
D No otherwise privileged wire, oral, or electronic communication intercepted in accordance with or in violation of the provisions of this chapter loses its privileged character. E When a SLED agent, while engaged in intercepting wire, oral, or electronic communications in the manner authorized by this chapter, intercepts wire, oral, or electronic communications relating to offenses other than those specified in the order of authorization or approval, the contents thereof and evidence derived from it may be disclosed or used as provided in subsections A and B. The contents and any evidence derived from it may be used under subsection C when authorized or approved by a judge of competent jurisdiction when the judge finds on subsequent application that the contents were otherwise intercepted in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
The application must be made as soon as practicable. Any intercepted wire, oral, or electronic communication must be reported to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts as outlined in 18 U. Section A Any person whose wire, oral, or electronic communication is intercepted, disclosed, or used in violation of this chapter has a civil cause of action against any person or entity who intercepts, discloses, or uses, or procures any other person or entity to intercept, disclose, or use the communications and is entitled to recover from the person or entity which engaged in that violation relief as may be appropriate, including:.
B A good faith reliance on a court order, subpoena, or a request of an agent of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division under Section constitutes a complete defense to any civil, criminal, or administrative action, other than an action for preliminary or equitable or declaratory relief.
C A civil action under this section may not be commenced later than five years after the date upon which the claimant first has a reasonable opportunity to discover the violation, except as provided in subsection F 2. D Any person whose wire, oral, or electronic communication is intercepted, disclosed, or used in violation of this chapter is entitled to a jury trial. E An investigative or law enforcement officer or governmental entity who wilfully discloses or wilfully uses information beyond the extent permitted by law is in violation of this chapter and subject to a civil cause of action and criminal penalties as provided in this chapter.
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Any knowledge about odd phone numbers? I've gotten calls on my cell phone with the caller i. If I don't answer, it hangs up when my voicemail picks up; when I do, nobody's there big surprise. I get similar calls on my land line, but the caller i. Very strange. You can probably contact your phone company to find out. I liked your article and have read some similar red flag indicators online as well. So Here we go; I use my friends business land-line local number that was ported into a cell phone. He is going through a divorce and I recently found a GPS tracker unit that fell from beneath his car while at his shop..
Could that mean anything? Sucks I cant remember that number, cuz I mean it couldn't hurt,ya know! If you could help me out with these queries, that would be awesome! Thanks Steve, and sorry this was so long! Its why I labeled the questions! I'll be honest, I don't have any idea what to tell you. It seems like you are in a truly unique situation here to say the least. Maybe you could direct your questions to our answer boards, as well as any other technical forums so that the internet's masses can take a crack at it.
I'm sure you'll get some interesting answers, some of which I hope helps you! Thanks anyway man! Im trying to post some laws via a comments on here, to help others about illegal intercepts of private conversations. I'm personally aware of all those mobile spying software and services that litter the web like everybody's business.
It's like for every suspicious spouse, friend or boss, there's a dozen different applications that makes snooping almost a right-to-know. I wonder where's the love these days. Cell phones transmit at around MHz or Mhz, so they would naturally disturb other devices. To think that other hardware is installed on your phone is almot impossible. Cell phones are too small -- they have too much stuff packed into them.
I know of no police departments that have the equipment to tell if your cell phone is bugged. In fact, police departments don't even care. Planting disinformation is a real good idea because there is no way you can tell who put spyware on your cell phone, unless they run off with the disinformation you talked about on your phone. Most of the types of phone tap hacks need you to install an app.
So only then they can tap you. But you also have bluetooth hacks which don't need an app install on the target phone. Worse you don't even have to first approve the bluetooth connection. Although this more dangerous it just works on a few phones with a specific firmware. Mostly called bluehack or bluejack. But most annoying tapping are portable IMSI catcher they use the man-in-the-middle attack.
It works by emitting a strong reception signal leading mobile phones to believe it offers the best quality connection but in fact completely removing any security and privacy of the phone conversation. I personally am all about mobile spy software and services that litter the web like everyone's business. It all suspicious spouse, friend or boss is like to, there's a dozen different applications that creates a right to know snooping-around.
I wonder where's the love these days This is very real - do a Google on Flexispy for starters I really had to educate myself when it happened to me and could just about knock out an article.
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Although it is not as relevant now as when it happened, I'd suggest keeping an eye on your data usage too. Review credit cards and bank statements for charges that you may not recognize. I noticed my phone acting slightly funky but until someone told me that my phone was bugged I didn't even know these types of applications existed.
Fortunately the app had only been installed for a few days I ended up doing a complete hard reset to remove it and even then I wasn't so sure it was gone so I ended up just getting another phone. From my standpoint the invasion of my privacy was the most damaging aspect of the whole experience.
Enter your Email. Your help and advise here would be highly appreciated. Thank you. Thanks so much for your assistance in shedding light on phone tapping. What do you do, if Your phone doesn't have a battery? Does Airplane mode work? Hi Steve, Thanks for your article. Of couese its tapped. Free government phone? Pretty much says it all. Of course its tapped! Well my battery is embedded in my phone so is it better to get a new or a whole new phone. I have the something going on with my iPhone only I hear the sound on my phone.
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