Last updated: December 25, 2022
For many, many years, you were told that to be sure you were safe from pirates, you just had to never click on a shady link from your cell phone or not to download anything outside the official stores.
Moreover, in most cases, this advice is good and advises you to follow it to the letter. Indeed, often, you will have applications that can be downloaded outside the stores a few days before their release.
However, these applications may have been slightly modified in order to have access to certain features of your phone. Moreover, it is surely the fear of a lot of people to find themselves spied on!
Indeed, if you ever do, you could say a whole lot of things that could then backfire on you. In this article we will see how to check if your phone is bugged and how to make sure to avoid being hacked and therefore be tapped.
It is illegal to wiretap yourself without your knowledge!
The first thing to note is that it is simply illegal to wiretap yourself without your knowledge. Indeed, there is a reason why for this procedure, authorization from the judge is required, but most of the MSP, as you can imagine the person in front of you does not have this permission.
However, it is quite possible torecord your conversation and you have surely already been the subject while you like a customer service for example. The latter must then warn you of the possibility of registering.
From then on, you will understand quite easily thatit is not legal to register a person without their knowledge and especially without warning her. However, if you have any doubts, you can specify at the start of the call that you do not want it to be recorded.
So you will be able to do assert this right and sue the person who did not respect your will if she were to do it anyway, and worse yet to disclose it publicly.
For you guarantee maximum anonymity, you can go for the easy way out, i.e. call an unknown number. By itself, this will not solve the listening problem if it is present on the phone you are calling.
However, this will allow you to hide your personal information like your phone number. A very practical information when you know that with this phone number you can have a whole lot of information about you in one inversed annual.
Useful combinations to know if your mobile is bugged
Finally, what few people know is that there is some combinations that it is possible to type on your phone in order to know if you are bugged or not.
If you think your phone is bugged and you are concerned about your own safety, I suggest you use the following number combinations:
To find out if this is the case, you can simply type
- * # 21 # to find out if your calls are transferred.
- * # # 62 to know exactly all the calls that are traced
- 002 ## # to be able to put an end to all the listening that is currently taking place on your mobile.
- * # # 43 will show you all the devices connected right now to your cellphone!
Finally, to call unknown as we advised you earlier in this article, this is another combination that you will have to type on your phone before making your call on # 31 #.
How to protect yourself from wiretapping?
As we have just said, one of the best known ways to spy on you in this way is to have downloaded a virus which will then install itself in your phone and spy on your conversations.
To avoid this, it is usually sufficient to follow the golden rule, namely never save anything on your phone that does not come from the official store of this one. Indeed, the applications present are controlled there.
Therefore, unless there is a big flaw in the system of one of these applications, you can sleep soundly. But if you prefer to be reassured, there there are different antivirus specially developed for laptops that could help you eliminate viruses that have fallen through the cracks.