October 7, 2012

How can I identify spyware software on my motorola droid razor?

I have had ALOT of issues with my last few anderoid phones. I even took a hammer to the last one. Due to nosey family members and an ex husband, i am sure my issues are all from spyware software being installed on my phone. I now have a droid razor and am begging to see same issues. How and where can i find out if my system is infected?

You can dnld & use Mobile Spy / MSpy for this purpose.

You can dnld & use Mobile Spy / MSpy for this purpose.

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Elizabeth, you don't say what was being accessed or installed on your phone,...

Elizabeth, you don't say what was being accessed or installed on your phone, but I will say the old adage about an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure applies here. Motorola Android phones, I have one, have security features built in that should keep the ex out. I'm sure the others do as well, but mine is a Motorola.

First off, use a real password on the phone. Not the slide-unlock or a 4-digit pin. A real password. You can still answer the phone without unlocking it. Even the fingerprint scanner isn't bad if your model has it. Yes, I know it isn't 100% secure, but unless your ex is a skilled and motivated hacker, he probably won't be able to get access.

2nd, don't install software from sources other than Google Play and pay attention to what the application wants access to. Don't just blindly click "accept". Yes, there is still a chance of getting something, but the odds are in your favor.

3rd, the phone is capable of encrypting the data stored on it. Make use of the feature. Even if you leave the phone unattended and your ex gets the data card out of it. he won't be able to do anything with it.

I personally think it more likely your ex is getting access through your online accounts than through the phone. Change your passwords on your email, facebook and everything else. USE REAL PASSWORDS!

If you have trouble keeping track of passwords, use something like KeePassDroid. It's free on Play and is a good app. This is my personal favorite, but there are others as well. I have been using KeePass since the PalmPilot 3 days.

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