Do you know anyone who would have any reason to spy on you? You might think that sounds crazy, but it does happen to a huge amount of people every day. It could be you and you wouldn’t even know it was happening. Maybe your wife thinks you are playing away from home with a different woman. Your business partner might not trust you because he thinks you’re trying to steal money from the company. You don’t need to wear a tin hat to believe it’s possible.
What would you do if there was someone spying on you right now? Would you just let them get away with it while you carried on with your life? I think you would want to know about it, but even if you just had a sneaking suspicion it might be true you would definitely want to try and prevent it from happening. We can look at some of the ways you could be getting spied on right now and you will be able to do something about it.
Check your mobile phone
There is a good chance you’re one of the huge percentage of people who own a smartphone. In the past it would have been hard for someone to track your whereabouts unless they worked for the phone company or the government, but today it’s very easy for someone to install tracking software on your phone that will pinpoint exactly where you are at all times. The software will be hidden somewhere in the background and you’ll only find it if you know what to look for.
Are your keystrokes being recorded?
It’s frightening to think someone has the ability to see exactly what you do when you’re on the computer. If someone has installed keylogging software on your machine they could be watching what you’re doing right now. If any computer you own can be accessed by someone else then you can’t assume you’re 100% safe. I’d recommend digging a little deeper and checking your computers to make sure there is no keystroke logger running behind the scenes.
Keep hackers out
Even if someone doesn’t have physical access to your computer it’s still possible that they can hack into the system by coming through the back door. You need to make sure that everything is bulletproof or a good hacker won’t even need to break a sweat getting inside. Make sure your anti-malware software is up-to-date and your firewall should be on at all times. Be careful when you’re using any computers out in public because this is when they are more likely to strike.
Everywhere you drive
If you wanted to track someone in a vehicle it would be easy. All you would need is a small device that is no bigger than a packet of gum and you could attach it to the car. When they were driving around you would use GPS to watch their movements. You might want to take a look at your car to see if you have one attached. It’s highly unlikely you’ll find one, but only you will know if there is someone in your life who might want to spy on you.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to find you on the Internet these days, especially if you’re always online because everyone leaves a trail of breadcrumbs leading right back to them. If you use a lot of social media accounts someone will be able to access all of your details unless you make sure you sort out your privacy settings. If you don’t want anyone to see what you’re doing then delete all of your accounts.
Thanks to James Kirby, a blogging enthusiast who works for wellresearchedreviews.com and has gratefully provided us with some information which was used in the creation of this blog post.