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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Robinmac727, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. Robinmac727

    Robinmac727 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    My Verizon text app has been acting strange and someone definitely hacked my Google account. Is there a definite way to determine if someone is spying on my phone, tracking my location etc.....
    I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and my carrier is Verizon I am not the account manager lol & ugh all at once.

  2. ocnbrze

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

    most of the time when a phone is hacked it can be done in two ways. there are spyware apps that can monitor your phone, but that is all they can do. they can keep track of your location, see what you do online. but these apps do not have the ability to control your phone.

    the other way is to actually root your phone. the process is quite complicated for your phone. it will need a computer to get it rooted.

    both ways will require having the phone physically....so unless you handed the phone to someone for an extended period of time with no supervision, you should be fine.
    #2 ocnbrze, Mar 19, 2020
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2020
  3. James L

    James L Android Expert

    I'm going to say a unusually high amount of data being used is a definite sign.

    Spyware can control your device. It can take pictures, make calls and texts from your number, record video without you knowing, and see your Facebook etc. And more.

    Not trying to scare you but i thought I'd add to the other replies.
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  4. Michael4041

    Michael4041 Lurker

    My Motorola g6 has been hacked and they can control it and I can't figure out how to fix this and who hacked my phone
  5. Trom

    Trom Well-Known Member

    What AV software do you use? Might think about a factory reset.
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  6. ocnbrze

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

    what do you mean they can control it? can you be more specific? how do you know it is hacked?
  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Make sure it's only you that has access to your Google account. Change your password, and enable two factor login. Far more likely it's your Google account that's been compromised, rather than someone hacking the phone itself. Unless someone else has unsupervised physical access to your phone?

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