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so anyone can access android phone remotely ?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by mk3, Sep 12, 2010.

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    Welcome to the Android Forums. I'm gonna move this thread so more people can/will see it.
     
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    come on guys is this true
     
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    It's entirely possible there are weaknesses in Android that allow people to gain access. That's why Microsoft release regular patches to cover weaknesses found in Windows and other MS products, and why groups responsible for other OSs likewise release patches and service packs.

    Just because something is Open Source does not mean it is inherently susceptible to hackers. In fact quite the opposite - because you have more people looking at the source code, problems tend to be identified and fixed far more quickly than for proprietory systems where you have a limited development team who have to identify how hackers have compromised systems, and then develop the patches. More than half the world's web servers run on Linux/Unix/BSD/similar systems, most of which are open source, yet the internet still works ;)

    As for detecting it. whilst they might not give the "spy app" an icon or make it obvious, there is no way to truly hide something. It's going to use CPU cycles, RAM and bandwidth, and sooner or later it's going to have to declare itself to Android in order to negotiate the use of the wifi, bluetooth or 3G functions.

    I just cleared a couple of bits of malware off a (Windows) computer. The creators did quite a good job - there was nothing unusual visible in the processes window. However, the fact that RAM and CPU usage were off the chart and the hard drive was in overdrive (whilst nothing was supposedly running) was a bit of a giveaway however that something was running in the background.
    Cleared them out with Malwarebytes.

    Nothing is safe, but Open Source does not mean open season for hackers. Be sensible in what you access and install (as with all computers and all operating systems) and you'll be fine.
     
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    My son was robbed and assaulted and they took his phone, if there is a way to do this remotely can anyone help me. I need to find this person and the police is so not helpful at all
     
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    Welcome to the Android Forums. Just so you know this is an extremely old thread, so it may have been better just to open a new one. Although, i should be able to help.

    If the phone has been stolen, the one thing i would try to do is go to the Android Market from your computer, and install Plan B. Here is link to it.

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.lookout.labs.planb

    This is an app to help recover and track a phone that has already been stolen. It should help you as long as the Google accounts, haven't been deleted from the phone.
     

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