Bug sweep your mobile number
bug sweep your mobile phone number and sim card (Simple low tech solution)
We can bug sweep you're mobile phone for you or you can do it you're self, read below
You can bug sweep you're mobile phone weather it’s an iPhone or Samsung Android phone.
Doing the simple checks below will allow you to eliminate spy software embedded in the phone.
Most spy software cannot be eliminated by changing your sim card – you need to do a factory restore first, then change sim card.
Switching to a new sim card is simple if you’re not bothered about your current number or if you want a pay as you go sim card with a new number, just change the sim. (All our sim cards work in all phones contract or pay as you go.)
But if you have a personal number you might not want to change or lose your number.
To resolve this you should request a new sim card from your provider, call them and explain you are having difficulties with your phone and would like to try a new sim card with the same phone number.
If you are using a contract sim you will find most providers will send you a new sim card free of charge, simply swap the sim for the new sim this will retain your number.
What does this achieve?
Your new sim card will be issued and will have a new IMSI number allocated to it as soon as you power up the phone, this will assist you with the elimination of diverts and IMSI acquisitions, you have also reset your phone to factory defaults and you are now free of old spy software and issues that may have been present. (GSM Interception is a different and tricky problem to resolve then a Trojan based spy product)
Next recommendation - Make a backup so you can run this procedure again should you need to do it again in the future.
Most smart phone providers offer a backup service free of charge EG: Samsung cloud or iPhone cloud. Only make this back up once the phone is clean otherwise you will back up any spy Trojan present with the “Clean back up”
We recommend you load a free antivirus like AVAST or similar once your phone is nice and clean, this will help you stay secure to a degree and make life harder for Trojans and spy software to be reinstalled. setting a sim card lock on the phone will insure no one will be able to install a spy software pack in the future - see the Avast web site and read about further security enhancements for your smart phone. You might want to sign up to the Avast VPN it’s a very fair price and excellent.
You are still at risk from future advanced GSM interception but at least you will eliminate 85% of the common spy software products on the market.
Last of all be careful what you download and install, most free apps are a gateway for Trojans, always read what you are giving permissions for when you are prompted to install, if you don’t really trust the app your are installing find another with high reviews this helps stack the odds in your favour.
Email attachments are also important, never open a zip file or unknown file from an address you do not recognise, if it’s not in your address book then you might be clicking to install something you don’t want? The good news is you can bug sweep you're phone and clean it by following this process again should you be worried in the future.
Avast cyber security systems are at the forefront of threat detection and analysis – we have mentioned many time “watch what app’s you load on your smart phone” read the official news from Avast here.
Some free advice for bug sweeping your mobile smart phone, now you don’t need to pay somebody to do it for you !
Please also watch this video for some free tips on how to check the basic settings in your smart phone to ensure it does not have a divert set up or anything more sinister in the settings.
For more information about counter surveillance and bug sweeping services please contact us from the contact page at the bottom of the page.
We recommend the two detection products above for sweeping your mobile phone – also sweep your home or car with the detection equipment above.