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Originally posted by raoulduke666
That second video made me think. I currently have a Nokia and sometimes my screen lights up for no apparent reason sometimes. No one in my house has a reason to install something like that on my phone or maybe I'm just being paranoid but its kind of disgusting how Big Brother or another can listen to conversations when my phone is OFF!
Originally posted by Ian McLean
Originally posted by darkmaninperth
Only if they have access to your phone and install the trojan software on it first.
No. REMOB capability is built-in to cell phones, by design, with no physical access to the phone required:
If ordered to do so, mobile telephone operators can also tap any calls, but more significantly they can also remotely install a piece of software on to any handset, without the owner's knowledge, which will activate the microphone even when its owner is not making a call, giving security services the perfect bugging device.
Originally posted by TheWayISeeIt
And taking out the batteries alone does not. You would still need to wrap the phone in foil as there are internal batteries that can run remote when activated in all 2 and 3 G phones.