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How to know if Your smartphone is Tapped or spyed

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Is your smartphone tapped or spyed?

A smartphone tapped with a keylogger is a bomb waiting to go off since the keylogger secretly records (and emails) every username and password you type in. Also, Keyloggers aren’t foolproof though.

There are a few signs that may give clues that it isn’t just your eyes seeing the screen.

Here is how to know.

  • Unexplain Data spikes
  • Unusual phone activity
  • line noise
  • Encrypted Emails
  • Odd files in directory
  • Diminished of baterry life

As Smartphones are used by many people, the probability of phone tapping or to be spyed become high than before, because every single day people are willing to control phones over the internet and pick some interesting information.

Therefore that brings them to use some technics or tools to achieve their goals. You may fint in the book the deep web superpack  for Lance Henderson show us how you can know if you are spying by someone.Here in this guide you will see how to know if your phone is tapped or spyed.

However, If you are also one of the victims of these technics and you are seeing the signs that I’m going to show you in this article, don’t worry even me I was before I knew these signs so I would like you to finish to read to know how you will be out of the problem if you are among victims.

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The quickest way to stop strange behaviour from a remote hacker, without shutting down the whole phone, is to put it into aeroplane mode to shut off cell data and Wi-Fi. This will let you handle the situation offline (remove apps, reset your device, etc.) while also stopping any network activity.

How to solve this problem

Unexplained Data Spikes

data spikes

First ask yourself are there any unusual spikes in the size of data being stored on the device? . A lot of spyware programs pack data under the hood when you’re not looking so it can be sent out later in bulk. Efficient spy payload you might call it.

My Data Manager is good at monitoring this but the best spyware apps will evade detection since the footprint is becoming ever smaller and the size of devices ever bigger.

Unusual smartphone Activity

Unusual smartphone Activity
Unusual Phone Activity

Also, sometime you may find that you are not using your phone but suddenly your lock screen is flashing or doing something else without even touching it, or turning itself off. if there is a sign like that your phone might be tapped.

Line Noise

line noise

In addition sometime you may be on the call and hearing background noise when on voice calls, it may be a sign that your phone is being tapped.

Strange noises do crop up from time to time on cell and landline calls, however, so this isn’t a surefire indicator that something is wrong.

Encrypted Emails

encrypt email

This can happen with poorly designed spyware, where you receive odd messages that make no sense and are filled with strange symbols.

On the other hand, Spy applications are known to be buggy little critters and not even keyloggers used by the FBI to capture keystrokes of mafia members are perfect.

Odd Files in Directories of your smartphone

It’s often easy to see spyware’s been installed on your device by just looking into a few subdirectories on your Android or iPhone. Often I find if I do a Google search for the name of the file, someone somewhere has likewise found this exact same file. Better still is that they’ve opened a forum thread asking for help. Most of the time the file turns out to be quite old.

Diminished battery life

diminished battery

In fact if your phone’s battery life is suddenly is a lot shorter than it used to be, or if the battery warms up when the phone is being used, it’s possible tapping software might be running silently in the background, consuming battery power.

If your phone’s battery is over a year old, it may be less capable of holding a charge. In that case, you must improve your phone battery or replace it.

Finally, if you can’t think of anything you’ve been doing differently, you can use your phone’s settings to get detailed information on what’s hogging the battery and why it’s running out so quickly. Use one or more of them to get a clearer picture of what’s going on.

Closing word

Congratulation you reach the end of this post, hope you are able to know if your phone is tapped or not.

Don’t make mistake because your secret information can be in hands of bad people. If you are having any question or suggestions don’t keep it for yourself just share with us. Thanks

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