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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Redwhitz, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. Redwhitz

    Redwhitz Lurker
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    My kids dad is in school for Network Security "tech guy".
    I embarrassed him so he wanted to get revenge / dirt on me. He got physical access to all of my phone. I have HTC one M9 , Samsung galaxy s8 (both sprint) ,and a Verizon LG G8 Thin Q. I feel I need access to a computer to actually do something about this.

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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Forget your phone.
    Get on a secure computer, such as your library, a friend's, etc. And create a new email address, Gmail address, banking, utilities with new passwords for all. Then purchase a new phone and login using your new Gmail account credentials.
    If he's IT, no telling what he's liable to do.
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  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    sorry but i think marriage counselling would be a better way to go about this. what kind of relationship are you in, where if you embarrass someone, the significant other would take "revenge"???? i think this needs to be resolved by using communication and counseling. now i'm not one to talk about these kind of things as i have never been married. but if you want this to work out, getting revenge on each other for embarrassment, seems kind of petty.

    now if you plan on going as is with no work on your relationship, then i would do as @Dannydet as suggested. you need to change all of your passwords for all of your accounts.

    other then that i'm not really sure what you are asking of us.
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  4. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I suspect that if he hacked your phones there's a legal liability there.

    But at the technical level, what do you think he has done? What have you seen that makes you suspect something? And yes, if he's done anything significant you'll need access to a computer to sort it out, but it's hard to advise without knowing something about what what has been done.
    #4 Hadron, Jan 3, 2020
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  5. Bearsyzf

    Bearsyzf Android Expert

    Well they did say it was an EX.
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  6. Steven58


    It seems as if we are getting a lot requests for help for hacked phones from folks who come on here, make one post and then leave. I hope that isn't you. it's always the EX, it seems.
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  7. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    lol......i forgot about the title.....oooops well i guess getting marriage counseling is out of the question....LOL

    still changing passwords it is a great start. i would also recommend that you factory reset all of your device as well.
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  8. chelsea_21

    chelsea_21 Lurker

    Boi, you in trouble if he has physical access to your phone, he can do ANYTHING. I suggest factory reset or even better get a new phone, and make everything new(Gmail,Amazon, etc) if you have bank apps i really urge you to contact your bank and freeze that account. And please try try to solve your NON-ANDROID problems.
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  9. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Welcome to Android Forums, Redwhitz! :)
    How did he gain physical access--and time to [possibly] do something bad--to THREE devices? :eek:
    What is this "this" you speak of? What do you think he did? How much time did he have to surreptitiously hack three devices?

    Have you actually seen anything odd, anything out of the ordinary on these devices, or any accounts you have? Do you think he's spying on you?

    Please give us a little more info, which may help us narrow down the possible solutions. A computer may, or may not, be needed--it really just depends on what the problem, if there is one, actually is.
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  10. Bearsyzf

    Bearsyzf Android Expert

    well i know i'm no hacker....... i can't even get my Note 9 to hook up to bluetooth :mad:
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  11. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    Me either, just an ex web site builder.
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  12. just getting rid of the phone is not that easy, I guess
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  13. Bearsyzf

    Bearsyzf Android Expert

    these lil phones are just getting pricier , that much for glass and plastic :thinking:
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  14. I've had the same things happen to me.
    I have gotten new phones, new SD card, all new accounts, all new password, even a new carrier. As soon as I think everything is okay I will get a phone call from him or one of his friends and it's over. All the same shit. How can I clear my phone of all of these hidden files and keep it that way??
  15. Davdi

    Davdi Android Expert

    If you're that worried about the phones being hacked, just forget smartphones and use a feature phone. I doubt very much that there are any hidden files, it's more likely just good old social engineering aka 'hacking people'
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  16. I've actually been messing around on both phones bc he fell asleep early lol & it kinda looks like my phone is being treated like a work profile phone and his is the administrator or something?? Could that be??
  17. joe71

    joe71 Android Expert

    Okay I am just going to shoot straight a lot of you lurkers or newbies come off as trolls looking for attention or your simply idiots:thinking:

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