1. curious1984's Avatar
    Hello! I am new at the forum and I need your help, the help of experts. Recently I heard that android phones are not as safe as the older ones. And anybody who wants to spy your phone can achieve it only by sending a simple msg. Is this possible??? [HL]A simple message without containing a link in order the victim press on it?[/HL] I recently got a message from a number I did not know and I open it. There was no link in it, just saying: "hello, is there anything left to eat again?". So I thought sb sent it to me by mistake and I answered back: "you sent the msg to the wrong person". He/she did not answer. How can I know if my cell phone is hacked and they look my messages or calls? I have an android lg P350.

    Thank you!

    p.s. I haven t installed an antivirus. Is it wrong? I dont enter the internet so much from my cell phone.
    Crystal Williams77 likes this.
    07-21-2012 05:16 AM
  2. strabo231's Avatar
    Hello! I am new at the forum and I need your help, the help of experts. Recently I heard that android phones are not as safe as the older ones. And anybody who wants to spy your phone can achieve it only by sending a simple msg. Is this possible??? [HL]A simple message without containing a link in order the victim press on it?[/HL] I recently got a message from a number I did not know and I open it. There was no link in it, just saying: "hello, is there anything left to eat again?". So I thought sb sent it to me by mistake and I answered back: "you sent the msg to the wrong person". He/she did not answer. How can I know if my cell phone is hacked and they look my messages or calls? I have an android lg P350.

    Thank you!

    p.s. I haven t installed an antivirus. Is it wrong? I dont enter the internet so much from my cell phone.
    Get anti-virus! Netquin, Avast, something. It applies to more than just the internet. Most of the anti-virus now will detect anything on your phone
    07-21-2012 05:21 AM
  3. moosc's Avatar
    Do not fall pry to installing anti virus programs on your phone. Its been proven n posted with plenty documentation that they don't work and not needed. DL lookout from market that's all u need. If you feel like u think your hacked just go into settings and security and do factory reset. This will wipe your android phone. Pia yes but deletes everything and let's you start over. The text was most likely a mistake it happens they felt stupid that is why they didn't reply.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk 2
    Crystal Williams77 likes this.
    07-21-2012 06:40 AM
  4. Zhara's Avatar
    I agree with moosc. That just sounds like a normal wrong number and like he said, they probably didn't respond because they were embarrassed.

    Honestly, as long as you aren't downloading shady things, don't click on suspicious links, things like that, your phone should be fine.
    Crystal Williams77 likes this.
    07-21-2012 09:14 AM
  5. rosieraydd's Avatar
    So, can our Androids be hacked or no?
    01-25-2013 08:55 AM
  6. Little Darwin's Avatar
    So, can our Androids be hacked or no?
    Any computer can be hacked, even if it fits in your pocket...

    You would have a relatively unhackable computer/phone if you remove all power from the device, seal it in a thick enough lead container and launch it into deep space or bury it deeply enough... but then it ceases to be user friendly.
    02-06-2013 12:57 PM
  7. BRD777's Avatar
    Ok, I'm a complete newbie to this but I have managed to root my device and have been enjoying the benefits. Unfortunately did not do a backup before root and I fear I'm screwed. Yesterday started noticing weird stuff happening with my connection, stuff ran slower, etc. I checked my connection with Speedtest.net and it shows my IP address in Florida when I am in California. Am I hacked? Just noticed today that PlayStore was running and I didn't open it. I stopped it immediately and shut off my phone. What can I do now? I could factory reset but no backup. Will it help to change the IP? Or is a brick inevitable? Please Help.

    Update: Like I said, I'm a newbie and maybe a little overcautious of my phone. I've heard you can be hacked through your IP not sure why mine is in Florida. I need to do some more reading. Any Help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
    07-25-2013 05:44 PM
  8. simonpeter90's Avatar
    It is difficult to tell since some cell phone monitoring software like iKeyMonitor is invisible. But most spy software need to be physically installed on the target device. If you still suspect it, try to restore the device to get rid of such apps.
    Crystal Williams77 likes this.
    03-25-2015 02:33 AM
  9. Mattress Liquidation's Avatar
    I'm looking for someone to help me retreive deleted text messages. My child played with phone and now lost important info. Its a Samsung s6 edge.

    Thanks. New to the site.
    04-18-2016 12:52 PM
  10. Roberto Mendez's Avatar
    Hello! I am new at the forum and I need your help, the help of experts. Recently I heard that android phones are not as safe as the older ones. And anybody who wants to spy your phone can achieve it only by sending a simple msg. Is this possible??? [HL]A simple message without containing a link in order the victim press on it?[/HL] I recently got a message from a number I did not know and I open it. There was no link in it, just saying: "hello, is there anything left to eat again?". So I thought sb sent it to me by mistake and I answered back: "you sent the msg to the wrong person". He/she did not answer. How can I know if my cell phone is hacked and they look my messages or calls? I have an android lg P350.

    Thank you!

    p.s. I haven t installed an antivirus. Is it wrong? I dont enter the internet so much from my cell phone.
    12-20-2016 08:02 PM
  11. Roberto Mendez's Avatar
    I can tell u first tracking ease droping stealing information locking u out of your own devces is all real im dealing with it now .i also im looking for help ive been dealing with a hacker for almost 6 months .last nite locked me out of tablet and 2 phones .im desarate for help
    12-20-2016 08:07 PM
  12. asmcbrian's Avatar
    I understand your concern but I think this is pretty common with any Android user. For one, yes it is very possible for people to hack or spy your phone especially if you have it rooted. Always be careful when clicking links or downloading apps. Read reviews about them, too, so you'll know if an app is legit before you download it. Next, your case sounds like an ordinary wrongly-sent message. I don't know what network you're using but if you got a plan, some numbers are sometimes recycled/reused for some time. I, too, still receive messages intended for the previous owner. Also, I don't suggest downloading anti-virus. It sounds tempting to do so for security measures, but just like computers, the best anti-virus is to not have one. Going back to your main concern, yes. It is possible. And it's also possible for others to spy your phone or what you do with it. There are many apps that do that.
    07-11-2017 10:55 PM
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