Saturday, March 5, 2011

Possible Signs Your Cell Phone May Be Tapped

Do you know how easy it is to tap someone’s mobile phone? They could listen in on your conversations, read your messages, and even monitor your location through GPS technology.
Tapping someone’s phone without their permission is unlawful but it still happens, usually without the owner’s knowledge. It’s not likely to happen to you, but in case you have your suspicions, here are some tips you can follow to tell if your mobile phone is being tapped.

Is My Cell Phone Tapped?

Mobile Phone Battery Temperature:
One indicator of a possible phone tap is the temperature of battery. Feel your cell phone if you haven’t used it for a while. If it feels warm, this means your phone could be still in use, even if you are not on a call.

Phone Not Staying Charged:
Having to charge cell phone more often than usual, is another possible sign. If you haven’t used it any more than usual, your phone could be in use when you aren’t using it. When a cell phone is tapped it loses its battery life faster. A tapped cell phone is frequently recording conversations in the room, even when the phone appears to be idle.

Delay in Shutting Down:
When shutting down phone, if you face problems such as a delay, the back light remaining lit for a time after being shut down, or refuse to shut off, your phone could be tapped.

Strange Activity:
While turned on the phone, does your phone ever light up, shut down, power up, or install a program on its own? Strange activity such as this could also be a sign of someone else controlling your cell phone.

Noises in Background:
A tapped phone will often include background noises. Generally in the form of static, echoes, or clicking, these sounds can either be caused by interference, a bad connection, or someone else listening inn. If you ever hear a lively static noise coming from your phone when you are not using it, however, you may have a trouble.

If you are using your phone in closeness to other electronic devices, like a TV, and the other devices become distorted, this could be a sign that additional hardware is installed in the cell phone. A lot of times this distortion is normal, but if it is occurrence while you’re not on a call it could be something to watch for.

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