Cell phone spying refers to a situation where an individual’s location, messages and conversations are monitored by a third party. Cell phone spying requires the spy to have unrestricted access to the cell phone for long enough to install spy software. There are several different degrees of cell phone spying, from a relatively simple program that tracks and sends location data to more powerful programs that give the spy complete access.
As upsetting as cell phone spying sounds, it is worth remembering that a spy needs to physically gain access to the victim’s phone to set it up. Some possible signs that a cell phone has been compromised include:
The screen lights up at random times with no prompting
Background noise on calls
Random camera flashes
Difficulty powering down the phone
If you believe your phone is running spy software, you can take it your provider and have it wiped and restored to its factory settings.