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My phone may be compromised LG G4

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by RvB Vakama, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. RvB Vakama

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    So I stupidly left my phone unlocked near my brother and left the room I come back and he is using the flashlight. I get a little mad and think nothing of it, but later I see a message on my phone like an onscreen notification that has a timeout and appears over everything at the bottom of the screen. It read, "Joe-PC Disconnected" I was like uh oh, did he connect to my phone somehow. I try to question him but he puts on a facade. I'm worried that he has access to my phones files. Any ideas?

    PS. He hates me, so that makes it worse, obviously.
    PS. The attached pic shows the type of blue notification I mention above.

     

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    He may have been tethering from your device?
    Perhaps downloading pix from your device to his computer?
    How tech savvy is he?
     
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    He is on technology 95% of his daily life
    me, im about 50% so yeah.
    Tethering, in settings somewhere?
     
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    Well, in the menu/settings/more, there are options for USB Tethering, or Mobile Hotspot. If he doesn't have a wifi connection for his computer, he may have been using your device to access the internet.

    I don't know if there is a "history" so-to-speak, on your device, as to what was connected to it previously (in this case, his computer).
     
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    He has a desktop and a laptop the desktop has not got any means of wireless connection.
    Also I did check in those tethering more settings and could not find anything. Maybe im paranoid, but im sure I saw his PC name. :(
     
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    Ah, ok. I'm not the most technical dude in the world, but if he did use it for tethering, I'm sure the worst case scenario is he used some of your data allowance of your wireless plan. I wouldn't worry about it unless it was outrageous usage.

    The other thing is, he probably had access to any pictures on your memory card..internal or external memory.
    So if you had a picture of yourself frolicking with a bunch of kitty cats and would prefer that be kept private, well, he just saw it :p
     
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    You know, you are right Mikestony! Why am I panicking? I don't mind if he sees inside my phone because I have nothing of interest to him anyway, thats why I don't have a password. I was blind, but you Mikestony helped me see. Haha I was worried about nothing :)
     
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    Now, how to close this discussion...
     
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    I hope you dont have some naked photos on phone...
    maybe you could use password or similar as protection.
     
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    Maybe, whats it to you? Lol. Now how can I close this thread?
     
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    your wish is my command (within reason :p )

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