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Old 03-15-2019, 06:21 PM
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anyone know how to detect when/ if your phone has spyware on it?
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:35 PM
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Ask Siri or Alexa. If she says no then you know for sure.
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:46 PM
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There are probably ways, but all the data runs through your provider.
The person who controls all those records has all the data needed to make trouble.

A user can implement a "factory reset" to restore the phone back to "day one" settings, but then one would have to reload any desired apps or stored contacts.
Or trade in the phone for the latest upgrade.
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:51 PM
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No anti virus stuff that will detect it?

android based. So if u save or back up to Google then aren't you saving the spyware if it is one present?
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are you worried about run of the mill corporate data mining or are you worried about a keylogger and screen shots?
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About to take my side business to a whole new level and that means probably doing business via cell service. I'm probably being paranoid but want to make sure its clean. It was a second hand phone from eBay.
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Try malwarebytes, available on google play store.
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The good..."cheating spouse ware" and other "spy ware" pay antivirus companies to white list them. So most scanning programs do not detect it.

We resell one.
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The good..."cheating spouse ware" and other "spy ware" pay antivirus companies to white list them. So most scanning programs do not detect it.

We resell one.
lol and if u pay to white list them then there has to be a way to see that white list even if you have to pay
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I'm just tech minded enough to know not to trust ANYTHING sensitive on a cell phone. Doesn't matter if it's an iphone, samsung or flip friggin' phone. Any apps for phones have been dumbed down with minimal protections so they'll work. Doesn't matter what anyone says, I do not trust any cellular phone for sensitive information.
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I'm just tech minded enough to know not to trust ANYTHING sensitive on a cell phone. Doesn't matter if it's an iphone, samsung or flip friggin' phone. Any apps for phones have been dumbed down with minimal protections so they'll work. Doesn't matter what anyone says, I do not trust any cellular phone for sensitive information.
I have been absolutely the same way. Call me paranoid and old fashioned. I have never purchased anything online because of my paranoia. However the need to do so and share financial things with accountants, attorneys, and clients over the phone or through email is upon me.

According to malwarebytes and lookout anti virus I'm gtg. I have also been through every app and file that I can find and nothing seems out of place. I also haven't seen any data usage while the phone was at rest. Let me know of there are other precautions I should take.
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I have been absolutely the same way. Call me paranoid and old fashioned. I have never purchased anything online because of my paranoia. However the need to do so and share financial things with accountants, attorneys, and clients over the phone or through email is upon me.

According to malwarebytes and lookout anti virus I'm gtg. I have also been through every app and file that I can find and nothing seems out of place. I also haven't seen any data usage while the phone was at rest. Let me know of there are other precautions I should take.
Several weeks ago I read on this site a link with someone saying a phrase near their phones over a few days. I think it was about cat food.... and they have no cats. Next thing they knew they were facing cat food commercials. So I did the same saying "cracker jacks" near my phone. A few days and nothing came up. Then just about the time I was about to call BS, wouldn't you know I saw an ad for cracker jacks'; I never once typed in cracker jacks, don't buy them and haven't bought them. I really do wish I were making it up. So I got off all the socials except this one. As far as THT, I don't care as it's mostly benign and turned off. The others though, I don't trust any of them. FWIW, I really don't think they're listening for personal stuff but I do believe they're listening to advertise. But I do fear the interest is going in the personal listening direction.
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Several weeks ago I read on this site a link with someone saying a phrase near their phones over a few days. I think it was about cat food.... and they have no cats. Next thing they knew they were facing cat food commercials. So I did the same saying "cracker jacks" near my phone. A few days and nothing came up. Then just about the time I was about to call BS, wouldn't you know I saw an ad for cracker jacks'; I never once typed in cracker jacks, don't buy them and haven't bought them. I really do wish I were making it up. So I got off all the socials except this one. As far as THT, I don't care as it's mostly benign and turned off. The others though, I don't trust any of them. FWIW, I really don't think they're listening for personal stuff but I do believe they're listening to advertise. But I do fear the interest is going in the personal listening direction.
Talking on my cell phone to my son one day about his trip to Atlanta. Next day I fire up the maps app on my phone, but my GPS was off... where did the map app think I was?? ATLANTA. (and I don't live anywhere close to there!)

Some weird coincidence??

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Fact!...anytime you enter someone's site FB, Lowe's, Amazon they cam and do monitor you. They key in on what you type and give you "suggestions"....THT does the same thing. At the bottom of the page there is advertisements and it's usually pertaining to the threads you have searched.

For example go on one of the gun threads a few times and see if guns or tactical equipment doesn't pop up down below
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I know FB isn't the only one snooping/tracking but maybe one of the worst. Since dropping FB a few months ago, online surfing appears to be pretty much what it used to be years ago.
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It’s not just your phone or your pc monitoring your every move or sound...

even your tv now spies on you....
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A friend of mine who owns a large crypto exchange swears by google android phones running a custom android operating system called copperhead ( supposedly the preferred operating system of isis). The phone is encrypted end to end when talking to a similar device and routes all internet traffic through tor. Apps are all open sourced and google play store free. He communicates via signal which is fully open sourced verified end to end encryption . The passcode for entry is strong and the phone is permanently bricked after 10 attempts.

This phone is basically nsa proof. It’s designed to be secure from nation state attacks. No ones getting in, no software is getting uploaded , and u should be able to find one off the shelf.

https://copperhead.co/android/store
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Originally Posted by GoneNdoneit View Post
I have been absolutely the same way. Call me paranoid and old fashioned. I have never purchased anything online because of my paranoia. However the need to do so and share financial things with accountants, attorneys, and clients over the phone or through email is upon me..
Don't share important info like SS# or bank account numbers or drivers license# or other identifiers via email. Just...don't.
If your accountant is good they'll have a secure online file exchange service done through a web portal.
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