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Aug 3, 2012, 12:53 PM
I havn't been in the cell phone industry in about 2 years but is their a new type of cell phone cloning? Back in the day it was copying one phones esn or imei or sim card information onto another device so the network thought the 2nd phone was the first.
But I had a lady call in to me yesterday saying her smartphone had been cloned and they now had copied all the information in it and could listen to everything she said.
Does this actually happen or is this lady of the aluminum foil hat variety?

Aug 4, 2012, 9:17 AM
aluminum hat

while cloning can happen you can have only one connection at a time so if it was cloned they could use her numer for calls and get her text but they couldnt listen to her calls

Aug 4, 2012, 2:42 PM
There are certain ways to listen in on ones calls, they actually make devices that scan for cell phone frequencies and allow you to listen in on calls, or you can bug the phone, (just like a landline phone would be bugged.) There are also apps (viruses) that can forward all your text and voicemails to another number, generally to get this added to your phone the hacker would need to get physical possession of your phone, as far as I know though these applications generally do not allow you to listen in on ones actual phone conversation.

If someone beleives that they are a victim of such application/virus, they can either download a anti-virus to try to remove it, Try to manually find the program and delete it, or do a master reset.

Oct 23, 2012, 3:10 PM
We watched a video in my training class back in 2009, it was like 60 mins or 20/20 or something and they were talking about applications that could remotely turn on the camera, microphone, etc without the user knowing. They said they did have to have physical possesion of the device to setup the application though. Some symptoms I remember are

Phone getting hot when not in use.

Background noise while on a call

Data overage (this information is all transmitted via data so your usage would be much higher than normal.

Phone won't turn off - Power button is disabled

Battery life sucks

Backlight randomly coming on when not in use

Google "Remote Cell Spy software" and alot of things will come up. I feel that this will defini...

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