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Cell Phone Surveillance: How To Avoid Being Spied On

With cell phone surveillance software and apps popping up en masse, you have to wonder whether you're a victim. Here are some security measures you can take to prevent being spied on.

Whether it’s somebody you know, or worse, somebody you don’t, cell phone surveillance is something that really nobody is a fan of.  But you’re going to find that there are all sorts of situations in which it can crop up.  In some cases, if you have a suspicious or untrusting loved one, especially a spouse or significant other, they could install spy software on your phone to watch you from afar.  But you’re also going to find that with something like criminal hackers, you can also end up with spyware on your phone that provides them with personal information that’s stored on your phone.

What’s why it’s vital to know whether or not there is cell phone surveillance software installed on your mobile, and what to do about it should you suspect something.  You’re going to find that there are a lot of ways that surveillance of this type can occur, and it can even be something like corporate espionage if you’re a member of an major corporation.  Plus it’s usually pretty hard to detect if your phone has been tampered with these days.  But it’s not always impossible, and there are a few ways that you can check and see if your phone has been affected.

1) First off, you have to realize it’s almost impossible to detect.

If somebody is listening in to your phone calls, it’s not like the old movies where they would be able to hear an audible click to reveal that somebody is listening in.  But rather, you’re going to find that there is no audible or almost in any way discernable way to tell if somebody is listening in.  The nature of cell phone signals is such that they are literally just floating over the open airwaves, so literally anybody could be tapping into them without your knowing.  That’s why the best policy is just to be careful about what you actually talk about.

2) But there are plenty of things you can do to protect yourself from spying.

Adopting good policy is important when it comes to cell phone surveillance and avoiding being caught in different ways.  When you’re worried about your audio conversations being taped or investigated in any way, there are plenty of things that you can do to lessen the ability for anybody to take advantage of you.  Here area few of the most common policies you may want to adopt:

- Just be careful about what you talk about.

If you’re worried about being abused in terms of corporate espionage, or if you have sensitive information to talk about, you’re going to find that it’s usually best to avoid it until you are on a land line phone, or until you’re meeting in person.  When you’re just working off of cell phone signals, you can never be sure of who’s hearing your conversation, so it’s really vital that you just avoid the risk altogether.

- Don’t leave your phone on when not in use.

If you’re afraid of your phone being used through cell phone monitoring when you’re in an important meeting, you’re going to find that it’s a really simple problem to solve if you just turn off your phone when not in use.  This way, nobody can track you or listen in, because the phone  needs power if it’s going to be abused for surveillance purposes.

- Try to use VoIP whenever you can.

You’re going to find that internet to internet communication over VoIP is much harder to listen in on than just normal cell phone signals.  That means there’s a greater degree of protection, and a lot less worry of someone actually listening to your calls, considering you’re not currently connected to different wireless signal.

3) If you really suspect something, talk to the phone company.

Finally, if you feel that you’re a victim of cell phone surveillance then you can talk to the phone company, and in most cases they can tell you if a signal is being sent from your phone to a different connection than the ones that you’re calling.  Of course, they do not always easily release this information, but if you have to file a police report, you will be able to access your records eventually.

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