The most important sign of a smartphone wiretapping is its strange, atypical behavior. Day.Az reports with reference to Lenta.ru that Pavel Myasoedov told about it.
“Signs of wiretapping can be a fast battery discharge or overheating of the gadget. If you find one in the list of programs that you did not install yourself, it is better to remove it for the same reason. Spontaneous turning on and off of the device is also a sign of surveillance,” the expert explained.
At the same time, he clarified that these problems in the operation of the phone could connect with the operation of a virus.
Myasoedov also named the categories of people engaged in wiretapping. According to him, most ordinary citizens are not as interesting to the special services as big criminals. Therefore, most often the surveillance is carried out by scammers, relatives or competitors.
“Changing the SIM card, phone, passwords and mail will help prevent surveillance, but only if fraudsters are engaged in wiretapping. It will take time for them to find a new victim’s contract with the operator,” Myasoyedov explained and added that changing the phone wouldn’t help in case of relatives. The expert noted that they could easily gain access to a new smartphone and re-install spyware unnoticed.