Hi Tech. Pretty insidious stuff. However, one thing struck me almost immediately. The reporter said the lady in the video allowed him to install some spy software on his phone. This seems to imply that someone has to install some software on your phone which in most cases means they have to have it physically in hand. I suppose a smart phone, which is basically a small computer with phone functions, could be hacked if it was used online and was susceptible to attack. But I wonder about "normal" phones, if such a thing exists anymore? I suspect most of this stuff is being done by angry former spouses, employees, etc. Essentially those who had close contact with the victim. I can tell you that several times I have noticed yakking coming from my phone whilst it was still in my pocket. It was like open mike voice dial and a number was being called I did not recognise. This has never led to anything nefarious with the bill but did freak me out a bit. I wonder if there is a way to sweep your own phone for malicious software? I do not have an internet plan for my phone so don't use it that way. Heck, I don't even text. If I wanted to use Morse code I would use a telegraph. That is what texting seems like to me anyway. Thanks for the link. It does pay to be careful with communications devices.
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