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How To Know If Someone Is Tracking Your Location Or Monitoring Your Phone calls and Messages

Are you suspecting that your phone is being tracked? It’s definitely possible. Apart from pesky hackers who are always after your personal information, there are millions of people who use tracking software to spy on their family and friends.

Tracking your location

Someone could track your device at the network level. This could be your carrier or a hacker who has managed to infiltrate the network. Network-level tracking is impossible to detect. In addition, someone could be tracking your movements via your phone’s inbuilt GPS. This is made possible by many spyware apps which log your phone’s latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates. These apps then send out the data to a server, which forward it to the hacker.

Tracking via WiFi

Your phone can also be tracked via WiFi, especially if you’re fond of using public WiFi networks. Hacking devices like the IMSI catcher can intercept all the data being sent from or received on your phone.

How to know if your phone is being tracked

If your phone has been infiltrated, you will notice that it may begin to behave strangely.

1. There could be constant slowdowns, for example

The phone could crash intermittently. It may light up and make strange noises even when not in use.

2. The phone battery is likely to drain quickly or heat up

Spyware apps are very resource-intensive. They constantly run in the background and require a considerable amount of power to operate. If your battery drains too quickly or heats up uncharacteristically, it could be a spyware app draining it dry.

3. Strange noises and beeps during calls

If you hear weird noises and beeps during calls, it’s likely your phone is being monitored. Tracking apps often disguise themselves as harmless games or entertainment apps hence you should be on the lookout.

Do you think your phone is secure enough? And what do you think can be done to prevent third parties from tracking your location or knowing your personal information on your phone?

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