The questions typically asked are along the line of how do I protect myself, my cell phone from being hacked?
The truth is you do not have to be a celebrity or a CEO to be a target. The world around us has changed dramatically and knowledge is power and if you have it, it’s likely somebody wants it.
The days of wiretapping when one could eavesdrop on a telephone conversation has now been surpassed by cell phone spying tools that enable virtually anyone who is willing to pay for the software to monitor texts and record personal conversations. One can even set up systems that will alert when a specific number is dialed and permit one to listen to the conversation.
A simple internet search will guide you through the process of hacking into a cell phone.
What is perhaps even more disturbing is there are services that allow the use of data from cell phone towers and GPS systems to target exactly where someone is at anytime and their cell phone doesn’t even have to be turned on the person just has to be carrying it with them. Of course this is ILLEGAL but the software is still sold because it carries a disclaimer advising it does not endorse illegal use.
If you seem to have trouble turning your cell phone off, or it stays lit up after you’ve powered down. Or if your cell phone sometimes lights up when you aren’t placing or receiving a call, or using any other of the phone’s functions. Or you regularly hear clicks or odd background noises when you’re on the phone you may have a problem. The best way to find out if your phone is being hacked is to take it to your provider and have them restore the factory settings and clear out any hidden software that’s running on your phone.
As of this blog there isn’t much you can do to safeguard your cell but it is only a matter of time before the technology is in place. In the meantime don’t accept Bluetooth connections unless you know what they are and don’t allow anyone you do not trust 100 percent access to your cell phone.