posted on Sep, 20 2018 @ 12:40 PM
I'm wondering if anyone has used some of the forensic software that analyzes cell phones to find out if they have been hacked or are being monitored.
From what I have seen, this software is very expensive (like $10K) for some licenses, and up to $50K for more advanced versions (and that may be only
for a year, IDK..). I wonder what they really do and if they are truly proprietary software or a nice front end put on a lot of open-source
software/code that make everything accessible from a GUI and puts in a nice neat package.
I looked for alternatives and one site compared the top forensic software with about 20-24 free (or nearly free) pieces of software that could do the
same thing as the expensive ones, but you have to know how to use each one of them and some are pretty complex like the Kali Linux suite (long list of
apps), TCPdump, Wireshark, etc. not programs someone is going to just sit down and use the first time around and see if their phone is compromised.
Has anyone found anything that is useful or have any thoughts on a good way to go about doing this? I've seen services offered online to both test
the phone to see if it has been hacked, or to install tracking/monitoring software and or clone the phone (supposedly to catch cheating spouses) -
some of it seems illegal unless you are cloning your own personal phone, though IDK. There are advertisements in local webpages for it, some private
investigation firms and even attorneys. The prices are VERY high for the services though.