You know how important it is to keep your online business secure, which is why you turn to Intelligent IT Solutions for the best Dallas computer service. But do you sometimes worry about the security of a device you probably have with you constantly, whether at home or at work? Yes, your good ol’ smartphone: we all love them, and sometimes we can’t remember what we did without them. However, recent news stories about use of the “roving bug” (a technique that allows an outside party to remotely access and utilize your smartphone…even when you’re not using it) have rightfully spooked smartphone users. It makes sense: we carry our lives on our phones, and with each new technological advance and high tech app, it gets easier and easier for a potential spy to know everything about you. If you’re curious and/or worried about being targeted by a “roving bug,” you can use these warning signs to see whether your personal smartphone might be monitored by an outside party.
Volume. Is your call volume often inexplicably low? Do you frequently have trouble dialing? This could indicate that your phone’s transmission path is being disrupted by a roving bug.
Battery. Is your battery always running low, even when you charge it frequently? If you know that your battery isn’t the problem, then this may be an indication that someone is remotely using your phone when you think it’s not in use.
Temperature. Is your phone warm when you first go to pick it up? Your phone should only become warm after you’ve been using it. If it’s warm while resting, someone else may be using it remotely.
Noise. Set your GMS phone next to speakers. If it buzzes for longer than 30 seconds, this could be a red flag.
Light. Does your phone light up or make strange noises when it’s not in use, or stay lit even after you’ve powered it down? This is definitely not normal and could indicate bugging.
Use the tips above to help protect your smartphone from unwanted use. And when you need Dallas computer service to protect your business, we are here to help. At Intelligent IT Solutions, we provide a complete suite of Dallas computer services including e-mail management; server and PC maintenance, management and upgrades; end-user Help Desk support; proactive network monitoring and security; and smart phone and IP telephone integration. Our expert Dallas computer service can help you save up to 30% per month in operating costs and improve employee satisfaction, so give us a call today.
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