Who stole my cell phone

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#1
Mar 18, 2012
 
I still haven't figured out who took my phone but that they knew the importance of that phone and probably gave my contacts to authorities in the area so they could wiretap my phone.
I know someone has been tampering with my phone and I hope and that a certain pre-PAID phone provider needs to work on making sure that the their phones are secure from hackers.
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Mar 28, 2012
 
Oh, look at that right after I wrote about this someone at the college that I work at is now claiming they lost a cell phone. See someone around here knew the significance of that cell phone and needed to get it out of my possession. I'll be doing the student center this Friday so you people go right ahead and start making false accusations about missing items like a diamond ring for instance in the computer lab.
Your lies will eventually catch up with you folks down here.

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Mar 28, 2012
 
Paranoid much?
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Enterprise, AL

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Apr 27, 2012
 
Imagine someone watching your every move, hearing everything you say and knowing where you are at every moment. If you have a cell phone, it could happen to you. 13 Investigates explains how your cell phone can be secretly hijacked and used against you - and how to protect yourself.

After four months of harassing phone calls, Courtney Kuykendall was afraid to answer her cell phone.

The Tacoma, Washington, teenager was receiving graphic, violent threats at all hours.

And when she and her family changed their cell phone numbers and got new phones, the calls continued.

Using deep scratchy voices, anonymous stalkers literally took control of the Kuykendall's cell phones, repeatedly threatened Courtney with murder and rape, and began following the family's every move.

"They're listening to us and recording us," Courtney's mother, Heather Kuykendall, told NBC's Today Show. "We know that because they will record us and play it back as a voicemail."
How is something like this possible?

Just take a look on the internet. That's where you'll find the latest spy technology for cell phones.

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Apr 27, 2012
 
gets even scarier.

When spy software was installed onto Hebert's phone, that phone became an instant spy device - even when the phone was not being used.

As Hebert's cell phone was simply sitting on a table or attached to her purse, Segall could activate the speaker on the phone and secretly listen in to the phone's surroundings. While Hebert was in a meeting on the 36th floor of a downtown Indianapolis building, Segall heard her conversations, even though he was four miles away.

13 Investigates found more than a dozen companies willing to sell this type of cell phone spy software, which ranges in price from $60 to $3,000. The majority of the companies are located in foreign countries such as Thailand, Taiwan and the United Kingdom - and for good reason.

Most of the advertised applications for the spy software are illegal in the United States, and the existence of the software angers CTIA-The Wireless Association, an industry organization representing the nation's major cell phone manufacturers.

"These are gross violations of federal and state laws," said association spokesman Joe Farren. "It's very clear, without their express permission, you can't listen in to someone's phone calls, you cannot read their text messages, you can't track their movements. You can't do any of those things and there are numerous laws being broken."

Farren said his organization was not familiar with cell phone Spyware prior to WTHR's investigation, adding "I can tell you our lawyers and engineers are now looking into this."

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Apr 27, 2012
 
Not surprising^
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Apr 27, 2012
 
Government spying

The United States government is familiar with spy software for cell phones.

In 2003 and 2004, the FBI used cell phone spy software to eavesdrop on the conversations of organized crime families in New York, and it used those conversations in its federal prosecutions.

Private investigator Tim Wilcox says several federal agencies rely on cell phone spying technology to monitor suspected criminals, and he says private citizens are now using the technology, too.

"The technology is there. It's been there a long time. It's accessible, and it's done all the time," Wilcox said.

As founder of Indianapolis-based International Investigators Inc., Wilcox says he receives daily letters and e-mails from people wanting help with "cell phone bugging," the ability to download spy software onto a cell phone, turning it into a secret listening device.

"There's only two kinds of people," Wilcox said, holding a large stack of e-mails. "One wants to bug somebody and the other has been bugged and wants to know how it's being done and how to find out and how to stop it.... it's a federal crime, but it's still happening."

The harassment eventually did stop for the Kuykendalls, but only after they brought in police and the FBI. While authorities never figured out who hijacked the family's cell phones, security experts say the case serves as a powerful lesson for others.

"Your privacy is not your privacy. It is exposed and it is exploited," Mislan said. "The key is being vigilant and knowing how to protect yourself.

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#9
Apr 27, 2012
 
Paranoid huh. You see when your ex. boyfriend was involved in a drug ring bust everybody wants to know your business. Makes no difference living in a small little rural town like the one I live in.
People just dying to know if you know anything hhmm for maybe their own benefit maybe a ransom reward for due information or people connected to the drug under ground perhaps and God knows theres plenty of that here in the states.
It could be rival drug cartels or organizations trying to find a weak link in their opposition.
It's funny how I can't even keep my numbers private anymore. I've got a straight talk phone that was just intercepted by the God knows who trying to find out what my disclosed number was so they disarmed my phone so I would have no choice but to contact the provider which just happens to be Verizon.
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Apr 27, 2012
 
Tried calling the direct number to straight talk technical support but someone disengaged the ability to do that and redirected me to a so called Verizon customer service representative.
The first thing they asked for was my straight talk number and my name. Mind you only three people exclusively had this number. But after this incident today the whole freaking town will know and be able to hack into my line freely or possibly someone from NY or New Mexico.
Just added minutes and can't even make a dam phone call or recieve because someone likes to tamper with my phone or tries to retrieve the new number whenever I request for a change.
So who's paranoid not I because I'm not guilty of anything but perhaps the people I encounter at work or friends and families or past spouses or boyfriends that may be hiding some secrets.
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#11
Apr 27, 2012
 
One other thing when people around you start repeating things that were only spoken of on the phone is an obvious sign that someone is tampering with your phone conversations.
These dam telephone companies better come up with better solutions so your average run of the mill spies cannot have the capabilites to infiltrate your privacy.
I know for a fact its possible because it happened to me. I got a call from a friend who was not even aware that someone conspicuously opened her cell phone line unbenounced to her and I could hear what was happening in the background mind you I hung up right away because I believe in keeping privacy private and I also don't go through peoples belongings when I leave them at their house like some people I know would.
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#12
Apr 27, 2012
 
People in this small town well they just need to mind their own dam business. Some of the juicier texts that I send out could all be one big fabrication because I know you nosy son of a bitches have nothing better to do with your lives but to pry in other peoples affairs.
No need to tell my ex. whats going on in my life or my parents because they have their sources who will convey whats happening.
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Mar 20, 2013
 
there's this software called http://highstermobile.com/ try to check if that will answer your question.

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