1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Why is my phone running on Wifi? I dont have Wifi. Am I hacked somehow? How do I get rid of them?!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Aliensnorgz930, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Aliensnorgz930

    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    26
    Posts:
    10
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2017

    Oct 10, 2017
    10
    1
    26
    Hi my phones potentially hacked I think. My phone battery is saying that most everything is ran by Wifi. Im not on Wifi. Whats up with my network connection? Also i activated my device on a library computer which was stupid. Tricks. Unfortunately it could have been a phishing website to gather information and hack my phone. Im pretty sure it was. That information contained the IMEI etc. I actually realized my old phone was hacked. The location and IP address are not mine on facebook and my phone but its all in my phone. How could a hacker have access and connection. Could they have a connection to my device somehow? How would they? Are the included packages on my android system secretly a part of it? Must they have been installed by the hacker? What does this mean? What do I do to get rid of the source they have me hacked through? My phone gets warm sometimes! What is going on?! What do I do?
     

    Attached Files:


    Advertisement

  2. Aliensnorgz930

    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    26
    Posts:
    10
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2017

    Oct 10, 2017
    10
    1
    26
    Plus I have a weird IP addresses under my phone information and on my facebook location saying im in Kansas City, MO with a weird and different IP address from the other. And nor do either match my real IP address.
     

    Attached Files:

  3. n0tall0wed

    n0tall0wed Well-Known Member
    Rank:
     #205
    Points:
    63
    Posts:
    184
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2013

    Mar 2, 2013
    184
    83
    63
    your wifi still uses battery even if not connected when you leave it on. It is constantly checking for signals. That's why if I am not at home I turn off the wifi on my phone.
     
  4. Aliensnorgz930

    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    26
    Posts:
    10
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2017

    Oct 10, 2017
    10
    1
    26
    My wifi isn't on. Ever. That's the thing. My wifi is always off and I'm on the mobile network only.
     
  5. Aliensnorgz930

    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    26
    Posts:
    10
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2017

    Oct 10, 2017
    10
    1
    26
    The same thing happened to my old LG Tribute 2 phone before I got this one but instead the hacker tried to gain total control over everything on the old phone.
     
  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好
    Rank:
     #4
    Points:
    3,238
    Posts:
    25,099
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010

    Sep 22, 2010
    25,099
    14,062
    3,238
    Teachaaa
    Jinan, China
    Well it looks like you're using a VPN, which is that key icon in the notification bar in your attached screen-shot A VPN can certainly give you a different IP address that isn't actually yours and in a completely different place.

    You state the WiFi isn't on. From your screen-shots it looks like it's on but it isn't actually connected. Double check that in the WiFi settings,
     
    #6 mikedt, Oct 10, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2017
    Daniel Fernandes likes this.
  7. Hadron

    Hadron  
    VIP Member
    Rank:
     #7
    Points:
    2,218
    Posts:
    22,838
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010

    Aug 9, 2010
    22,838
    16,256
    2,218
    Spacecorp Test Pilot
    Dimension Jumping
    Let's deal with the second post first: your phone has a WiFi transceiver, therefore it has a MAC address. That statement is true whether WiFi is connected or even turned on or not. So you can cross that off your list of worries.

    Wireless location can easily be messed-up, e.g. if somebody near where you are has moved recently and brought their WiFi router with them: "low power" and "high precision" location modes use Google's map of WiFi routers as an input, so if you are using either of these and your WiFi is on or your settings allow Google's location system to scan for WiFi network even when WiFi is off (look in your "advanced" WiFi settings, this may be the default) then that could explain any location anomalies (sometimes their cell tower map also gets out of date, but WiFi is commoner).

    People tend to be too quick to assume any anomaly is either malware or a hack. There are usually simpler explanations, so I'd check those out first.
     
    Jfalls63 and Daniel Fernandes like this.
  8. Aliensnorgz930

    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    26
    Posts:
    10
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2017

    Oct 10, 2017
    10
    1
    26
    I am. I though downloaded it because an app (frostwire) I was using said the network was not secure so they said it required a secure network connection but didn't require a VPN network, but i downloaded a VPN app anyway for that.
     
  9. Aliensnorgz930

    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    26
    Posts:
    10
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2017

    Oct 10, 2017
    10
    1
    26
    Actually I checked the wifi setting and went to advanced. The 'scanning always available' was on. Plus 'Keep wifi on during sleep' was on. I now turned those off.
     
  10. mikedt

    mikedt 你好
    Rank:
     #4
    Points:
    3,238
    Posts:
    25,099
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010

    Sep 22, 2010
    25,099
    14,062
    3,238
    Teachaaa
    Jinan, China
    The VPN is why your IP address and location are completely different to what you might be expecting see.

    I use ExpressVPN myself, on phone and computer, that is certainly not my IP address and I'm nowhere near Hong Kong....
    vpn.jpg
     
  11. Aliensnorgz930

    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    26
    Posts:
    10
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2017

    Oct 10, 2017
    10
    1
    26
    I thought my old phone was hacked so I got a new one. So I had to learn a little bit to prevent it from happening. My old email was breached and it said it was because of holes in the system software. I got a new email. I'm trying to prevent it from happening again. I hadn't did any system updates on it. I got a new phone. Now I know I should always do system updates.
     
  12. Jfalls63

    Jfalls63 Android Expert
    Rank:
     #30
    Points:
    818
    Posts:
    4,220
    Joined:
    May 15, 2015

    May 15, 2015
    4,220
    3,185
    818
    Male
    Electrician
    Satsuma,Alabama
    Also look in Settings - Location. Tap the three vertical dot menu to access Scanning. Turn off WiFi and Bluetooth Scanning.
     

    Attached Files:

    Aliensnorgz930 likes this.

Share This Page

Loading...