How to Detect Mobile Phone Spy Ware

Mobile phones have become a part of our daily lives and hold personal information on them that is not intended to be viewed by anyone else. Mobile phones that have been infected with spyware are vulnerable to invasions of privacy, and spyware can result in financial loss as well. There are a number of signs that point to spyware on a mobile phone. Detecting whether there is spyware on a mobile phone only requires being observant and looking for a few distinct signs of activity.

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Your mobile phone could get infected with spyware.

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Compare the battery life you are getting on the mobile phone with that of a month ago. A significantly shorter battery life can indicate that the battery is being drained by spyware on the mobile phone.

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A shorter battery life could indicate spyware.
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If your phone flashes without the ringer there could be spyware monitoring it.

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Note how many times the mobile phone flashes without the ringer sounding. This can indicate that spyware has activated remote monitoring on the cell phone.

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An increase in text charges is also a sign.

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Check your invoice statement for increases in text charges, as this can indicate that spyware on the mobile phone is sending text messages without your knowledge.

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Has anyone borrowed your phone lately?

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Check the phone number called, or website accessed by anyone who has borrowed your phone--the majority of spyware requires that someone physically download a file to the phone.

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Do you hear strange noises when you're chatting on the phone?

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Listen for any strange or unusual sounds that interrupt your mobile phone conversations. A strange or unusual sound can indicate that spyware is active during the phone conversation.