How to Tell if You Are Being Spied On
Suspect you may be being spied on? Check out our guide for how to know for sure.
Are you feeling like you are being spied on? Well, we are sorry to be the bearers of bad news but you might actually be.
In the age of technology and all the electronic devices that are taking over, spying on someone is, in fact, easier than ever. Of course, we are not suggesting that every single person in this world is a victim of spies nor that traditional spying is not around anymore.
This is why we created this post so you can determine whether someone is spying on you or not.
But How Could You Be Spied On?
Back in the day, when spying became a whole business (and a whole science), there were just a few ways that someone could use and invade your privacy. However, after the first types of technology, like telephone devices, came out, these ways instantly multiplied.
Today, with the Internet, personal computers, our world which is under constant surveillance, the possibilities are literally endless. First, in this post, you will get to know the traditional spying methods which include:
- Hidden cameras
Second, we are going to examine all the latest methods spies (or aspiring spies) use today, such as:
- Cell phone spying
- Computer hacking
- Webcam and phone camera hijacking
So, sit back, relax and get ready to know if you are being spied on or not and how to catch someone spying on you. Let’s begin!
Eavesdropping might be one of the oldest tricks, and spies and investigators have been using it for years. Look for any signs of break-in around your telephone service box which is usually located outside.
If there is anything suspicious, you should immediately call an expert in eavesdropping detection services. A technician will arrive soon to see if there is a tap in the box. And if there is, you have a problem.
Eavesdropping can also be achieved via hidden cameras too. After all, today there are manufacturers who make them so small they can literally fit in a wall crack.
However, no matter how hard it can be, you still need to know how to tell if there is a listening device in your home or a hidden camera watching you 24/7. Okay! Here are some basic tips:
- Turn off the lights and see if there are any LED lights around you
- Examine your mirrors for any transparent spots so the camera can see through
- Buy and install one or more bug detectors
There are many different ways to determine whether there are cameras or bugs in your home. Another great tip is to place a call on your cell phone, wave it around, and see if you can hear a clicking noise on the call.
However, today’s technology has made things much more difficult and the need of an expert is, most of the times, required. Click here for more information.
Yes, technology has made things more complicated. However, not all people have the skills to break into a house unnoticed so they can install the equipment needed.
Look at your locks to see if they have been picked. Some indications include:
- Bends in the keyholes
- Your keys are not working as smoothly as before
- New scratches
Ask your neighbors to keep their eyes peeled and consider buying an outdoor surveillance video camera. It always works!
Cell Phone Spying
Now, we are talking about the more sophisticated, technology-oriented methods. Cell phone spying is one of them.
But how can you know if someone has been hijacking your phone? Well, the indications are simple but they are getting harder and harder to notice as technology evolves.
However, here are some basic signs to look for if you believe that your phone is not just an innocent mobile device anymore:
Check Your Battery
Tracking software running in the background requires energy. The only thing that can provide that energy is your phone’s battery. If none of your habits have changed (like you constantly playing an addictive game) and your battery keeps draining, you might be dealing with a spy.
A simple way to see whether your battery is working as it used to or not is to take a look at how much time it needs to charge. If it is taking longer than usual, a spying app might be running in the background.
Check Your Phone’s Temperature
Have you ever used your phone for such a long time that, eventually it just started feeling hot? This is because that’s what cell phones do when they run intense software.
However, if you are not running anything like that (nor charging it) and it still feels like it could fry an egg, again, some spy software might be running.
How Are Your Calls?
It is difficult to tell if your calls are being recorded while you are on your cell phone since there are many things to blame when your phone call quality is not that great. Problematic handsfree or bad reception are just two of them.
A small indicator, however, could be some echoing during calls. This could mean that someone might be hearing you.
What Can You Do?
Sure, there are applications that can help you get rid of some spy software. But not any spy software. Apps like Anti Spy Mobile and iAmNotified are good, but not as effective as a professional in the field.
If you believe that your computer has been hacked, then we are talking about a really hard situation that you need to fix as soon as possible. Our computers contain every single detail of our lives –especially today when everything is synced across our devices.
Although we do not want to sound too pushy, when you believe that your computer has been hacked, you definitely need to work with an expert anti-hacker. Hackers have found so many different ways to act unnoticed that they can even bypass standard firewall software.
Check your computer password and see if it has changed. It never changes by itself. Take a look at your files and see if they have moved and look at your browser for any weird pop-ups or toolbars that you’ve never installed.
If the hacker is skilled enough, they can even control your computer remotely, so if you ever see your mouse cursor moving like someone else is in control, then, most likely, someone is.
Nowadays it is all about cameras, isn’t it? Selfies, Facetime, Instagram… There are so many different apps which have permission to use your mobile or computer camera and hackers can access them in a matter of minutes.
If you are on a computer, the most popular clue is if the little LED light next to your camera is on, even when you’re not using it. This means that your camera is on and someone is watching you. However, this signal can be disabled by even an amateur attacker.
The most effective solution? Cover your camera with a piece of tape. Even Mark Zuckerberg does it.
If you are on a cell phone, the indicators are much more difficult to get but you can always go through your phone’s permissions and revoke access to apps that shouldn’t use your camera.
Let The Experts Do Their Job
If you feel like you are being spied on, there is nothing wiser than reaching out to a professional. And we might be the best on the market. Contact us today and get rid of any suspicion …or suspect.