Security Concerns


  1. rnbandit428

    rnbandit428 New Member

    I just ended a 6 year relationship with a tech savvy guy, and he has been bringing up conversations I had on Google Talk and emails from my Gmail account. Is there any chance he could be keylogging my phone or tablet (both of which are Android)? Or could he be able to mirror what I do on my phone/tablet onto his PC?

    Please help! I'm afraid he is going to begin to cause serious damage with my credit card and banking accounts if he is able to gain access to my new passwords. I don't have anyone who knows a lot about current tech and hacking capabilities I can ask.

    Thank you in advance!

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  2. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    Change your passwords and make them strong (mix of upper case, lower case and numbers). After a long relationship, I'm sure he knows at least a few of them, if not all of them. If you suspect some sort of spyware, back up all your data on all your computers/phones/tablets and do a fresh system install using new logins and passwords.
  3. sonofaresiii

    sonofaresiii Well-Known Member

    It's possible but highly unlikely he's got a keylogger on your phone. Since both instances are google, it's likely he just found a way into your google account (as lunatic suggested, he probably guessed your password).

    The simplest explanation is always the most likely.
  4. ScorpDX

    ScorpDX Well-Known Member

    do a factory reset on the phone if you're that worried. It'll return to stock and delete any malware that could/would have been installed.
  5. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member

    ...and don't overlook taking legal action if necessary.
  6. rnbandit428

    rnbandit428 New Member

    If I backup my information, can I potentially backup the spyware/malware as well? I plan on backing up pictures only...everything else can either be deleted or sent/stored in my Gmail account. I'm going to change passwords and login information after I make sure that everything is wiped. Myblaptop is probably where he gets/got everything but I'm not 100% sure so I wanted to take all the precautions. Thanks for the help! Any other tips or pointers would be greatly appreciated!
  7. mogune

    mogune Member

    If you are a boy kick his ass.
    If you are a girl, kick his ass, install some spy sweeper on your laptop and it will find any installed keylogger and delete it (good ones are spy doctor, webroot spy sweeper...), and then kick his ass again and change all the passwords. And then call the cops.
  8. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    You could potentially backup the app (.apk file) but it won't install itself without your permission.

    Ignore him. If he harasses you, call the cops.
  9. AngryHatter

    AngryHatter Well-Known Member

    Fantastic advice, if you're 16.:rolleyes:
  10. mogune

    mogune Member

    Actually, I am 38. :eek:
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