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Old 09-29-2009, 04:47 PM
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Cell Phone Hijacking

Someone just sent a video of a news clip about hijacking cell phones (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCyKcoDaofg) to me. Evidently there's software that allows you to track someone's location, monitor text messages and phone calls, and even activate the microphone and listen in when they're not on the phone.

Scary stuff. Anyone know the best way to protect yourself from this type of software? ..or how to detect it?
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:59 PM
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Re: Cell Phone Hijacking

I checked out the news network's article on the matter. I found this part particularly funny:

Based on WTHR's test, here are some subtle signs that could suggest your cell phone is being secretly tapped:

- Cell phone battery is warm even when your phone has not been used
- Cell phone lights up at unexpected times, including occasions when phone is not in use
- Unexpected beep or click during phone conversation


Yeah...or they are signs you're using an HTC phone!
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:26 PM
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Re: Cell Phone Hijacking

lol at post #2
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:02 PM
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Re: Cell Phone Hijacking

Found another Youtube video that has some helpful tips: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujosfSkHFrQ&NR=1

Basically, if you notice your battery draining much quicker than usual or that your phone is staying warm/hot between calls, it's probably constantly sending data.
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Re: Cell Phone Hijacking

this has to actually be put on your phone for someone to spy on you... nothing really that scary if you don't leave your cellphone lying around.
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Re: Cell Phone Hijacking

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this has to actually be put on your phone for someone to spy on you... nothing really that scary if you don't leave your cellphone lying around.
+1 for the above. Additionally, my expectation of privacy in the digital age that we now live in is about zero...as well yours should be too.

I could go on but we all know that this thread is be monitored.

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Re: Cell Phone Hijacking

When I see thread like these it always reminds me of Flexispy as seen in the video.

http://www.flexispy.com/
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Re: Cell Phone Hijacking

So what should we do for this things not to get happen to us,,,,,, and even i heard they will hijack through bluetooth also we should not keep on the bluetooth in the public,,,,,
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Re: Cell Phone Hijacking

I think you guys are talking about Phone Creeper >
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=527423

I was keeping up with the thread at the beginning but lost interest.
The developer was supposed to develop a program to counter the original program so it could be detected and disabled.
I am not sure if he did or not.
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Re: Cell Phone Hijacking

Does it install over the air?
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