It’s hard to imagine anything more intrusive than the idea of someone listening to your mobile phone calls.
But even though companies like Apple, Samsung, and Google claim their phones are highly secure and encrypted, it’s still possible to hack these phones if someone wants to badly enough.
The truth is it’s actually quite easy for someone to listen to your phone calls and even record them.
While there will always be hackers who figure out ways to exploit vulnerabilities in computers, phones, or apps, this sort of thing is beyond most normal people’s ability.
But there is software out there that is designed to help people who want to spy on someone else’s phone.
I’ve gone into GREAT detail in other articles on a number of different apps that allow you to spy on a cell phone. Many of these apps can be purchased for as little as $10 per month and can give someone complete access to your phone.
And I’m not just talking about your phone calls. They can also read messages, see your social media account activity, track your phones location, remotely activate a phone’s camera and lots more.
Terrifying isn’t it?
These apps generally work with both Androids and iPhones. They’ll also work on tablets like iPads.
Cell phone manufacturers have made a serious effort to protect their devices from these sorts of intrusive apps, but if someone want’s to spy on your phone badly enough, they can.
But most of these apps cannot actually listen to or record your phone calls. They can only access backup data in the Cloud to see texts, location data, and more.
There is only one monitoring software that allows complete access to a smartphone, including live calls.
The short answer is yes. But it’s a bit more complicated than that. And it would be almost impossible for someone you don’t know to do this.
For someone to listen to your iPhone conversations they would need to:
Again the answer to this question is yes. And just like with the iPhone, it’s quite complicated to listen to the conversations of someone’s Android phone.
They would need to do all of the following:
And of course they would have to do all of this without you finding out.
But if someone you know had reason to want to listen to your calls, it would certainly be possible.
There are some telltale signs that a phone has spyware installed on it. Here are few of the most common.
If you’ve noticed any of these types of behaviors it’s worth doing a security scan on your phone immediately.
Then ask yourself who would want to hack your phone? Because if you catch them, you could possibly press charges.
Jason is a work from home dad who has a passion for DIY projects, yard work, and SEC Football. His background is IT, but he's always fancied himself as a part-time ship welder, landscaper, and short order cook. During the week he can be found on his laptop 10 hours-a-day, but on the weekends he escapes to the local DIY Cave to play with REAL toys. You can also find him on Facebook, Twitter, and can contact him via email.