In the world of Sci-Fi movies, we often see the villain or even the good guy in the story tapping or tracing a mobile phone to find out the person and even zeroing in on their exact location thanks to the GPS tracking capabilities of their spying gadgets. You might think that this only happens in the movies but hold your horses and be extra careful because that kind of stuff can actually happen in real life, and it is actually happening now.
There are soft wares that are in the internet that with a basic payment, will allow you to use and even download their products to allow you to tap and posses any mobile phone that has GPS capabilities. When I used the term “posses” I mean that literally, because of the hacker's capabilities maybe so subtle that you would not even know your phone was being possessed by an evil being. When he is successful in possessing your mobile, he can now use your own mobile to spy on you by contacting your phone and with out you knowing someone is listening in to your conversations, in the phone or when you are in your bedroom not using it , he can still listen in by remotely opening your phone's microphone. Just listening to that, sounds awfully creepy, is not it?
The hacker can also send a barrage of viruses to your mobile phone to scan and send back to him personal details and if so happens you keep in you mobile phone bank account numbers and passwords, he will be able view them. So how can you avoid being victimized by these high tech pirates, how can you know that you have a held mobile and how to avoid it?
This article may shorten all the information, but basic tips will be to avoid as much as possible to put your mobile number on public websites on the internet, erase any code or pin numbers saved on your mobile or sent as confirmation of a bank deposit or withdrawal. If your mobile has GPS capabilities, turn off this feature when not needed and observe your phone if it acts weird. Mobile phone insurance as I believe does not cover a held mobile phone for damage, but having phone insurance none the less is still a good thing. Lastly, if you feel you have the tendency to be wired snapped; do not make sensitive conversations of your mobile because someone might just be listening in.
The old fashion way of writing down your pin on a private organizer may still be the best way to avoid hackers and while mobile insurance does not cover for your phone being “held” by a computer wiz, coverage can replace your phone in case it gets “kidnapped” this time by a local thief. Heaven forbid these crazy people.