Spyware, Loggers & Other Monitoring Software
Indications That Spyware May Exist On A Device:
- Abnormally high data usage
- Strange background noises
- Faster battery drain
- Receiving strange text messages
- Random start or shutdown
- Mouse moving on it’s own
- Spouse/friends/colleagues know things they shouldn’t
- Passwords have been changed without your knowledge
- Suspicious looking application on the device
Do you think someone might be spying on your cell phone or computer activity? To the left are some common issues that may indicate that there is spyware or monitoring software surreptitiously installed on your device. If you’re experiencing any of these issues, your device may have been compromised. So how does one find out for sure? Are there any tell tale signs that your phone is being Tapped, Bugged or Monitored by spy software? Most of the time, No.
Spy software programs for cell phones and computers are becoming more and more popular and there literally hundreds available to the public. They have the ability to transmit your call history, text messages, emails, chat conversations, pictures, and GPS location. Some can intercept your in-progress phone calls or even activate the device microphone to eavesdrop on you while your phone is sitting on your desk or in your pocket. Scary stuff, huh?
These programs aren’t only quick and easy to install, they are designed to be covert and undetectable by the victim. The vendors program the applications so that they run as a hidden application or in background processes. Most of the time it is disguised so well that the application may appear that it belongs there for the phone to operate properly. It could look just like an Android system application, such as “gps_services” and have the little Android Robot beside it.
If you think you are a victim of spyware, we can help. We can detect, identify, and nullify the intrusion. In addition, we can often take steps to help identify the responsible party or obtain the software’s unique “key” for further legal followup.