The Top 3 Reasons to Monitor a Cell Phone


Telephone booths were essential items in the early twentieth century because they facilitated long
distance communication. Then landlines became a reality in the latter years of this century.
Today, we have mobile devices. These devices help you talk to anyone in the globe at any time as
long as the other person accepts the call. Sadly, these devices are as harmful as they are helpful.
Kids are particularly vulnerable to the harm that results from misusing them. Therefore, tracking
mobile devices is critical in many instances. Here are the top 3 reasons to monitor a cell phone.


1. Protect Your Loved Ones from Cyber Bullying
Twenty-five percent of teenagers have experienced cyberbullying at some point in their lives. Statistics also show that most of this bullying occurs through mobile devices. Shielding them from this vice is critical because bullying devastates children emotionally. Sadly, protecting your kids from cyberbullies is a daunting task because kids are afraid to speak about it. Remember, only 10% of bullied teens report such incidents to their parents. Monitoring their cellular activity is an excellent way of helping them. More specifically, you will discover cases of harassment. Then you will talk to them about it in addition to dealing with the culprit. Protecting fellow adults from cyber bullies is also necessary in some cases.

2. Catch Unscrupulous People Including Predators
Unscrupulous people often use smartphones to harm or defraud their victims. Remember, these people rely on isolating their targets. Then they can manipulate them without their loved ones knowing about it. For example, imagine someone blackmailing your spouse over an embarrassing incident that occurred years ago. Another person can take advantage of an employee at your office convincing him or her to reveal sensitive information about your organization. Moreover, predators rely on the impressionable nature of children. That is how they lure them away from home. Did you know that 8% of teenagers have met someone they came across online? Monitoring cell phones would help you catch these unscrupulous people so that you can protect your spouse, employees, and kids.

3. Discovering the Truth about Events and Situations
People often lie about specific events and situations. Unfortunately, they fail to realize the impact of those lies on everyone involved. Usually, explaining to them why telling the truth is essential bears no fruit. The only recourse you have under such circumstances is monitoring their cellphones. Doing so is especially critical in cases where someone is suffering from depression, negative influence from peers, or addiction among other problems. You need to know what kind of websites this person is visiting. What plans does his peer group have? What kind of purchases is your child making? Relationships are worth monitoring as well. For example, is there an inappropriate workplace relationship that is happening under your nose? Is your daughter dating someone? What is his intention towards her? In this post, you will discover a highly specialized spy app that will enhance your monitoring capabilities.

Lenovo to give pure stock android experience with k8 note



We all love the stock android experience , don't we ? But these days a lot of companies add their UI and load the phone with bloatware which makes it dull.

Well, looks like lenovo realized it finally. Yes Lenovo has announced that all forthcoming smartphone will feature stock Android operating system. The company says that Lenovo K8 Note will be the first device to ship with stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

Lenovo has today announced that all forthcoming smartphone will feature stock Android operating system. The company says that Lenovo K8 Note will be the first device to ship with stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

"There's no more Vibe UI going forward and we are moving to complete stock Android for all our future Lenovo phones. This is a huge transition for our business perspective," said by Anuj Sharma, Head of Product Marketing

What it means is that it will give users a cleaner interface, a smoother experience and no excess bloatware ( we all hate bloatware ). With the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update in k8 note, consumers will get latest features like multi-window, launch actions and improved bundled notifications. In addition, the OS will also allow users to access popular Google services, including Google Assistant.

Recently Lenovo put up camera samples, which made it clear that the focus of the smartphone is on its camera. Other than that, a recent leak suggested that the Lenovo K8 Note could be powered by a 1.39GHz deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 chipset, paired with 3GB of RAM.

The phone will be launched tomorrow ( 9th august ) and it will be available in amazon. Amazon has setup a dedicated page for Lenovo K8 Note when it goes official on August 9 in India. Lenovo fans can set up a reminder for when the K8 Note goes on sale. Simply go to Amazon India's Lenovo K8 Note landing page, and tab on the 'Notify Me' button on the top banner.


iPhone 8 latest Leaked Images Reveal Bezel-Less Design



The internet is full with leaks of iPhone 8. Be it in terms of designs, specs, hardware - you name it. But the device’s individual parts are now cropping up online. These arrive just at the time when mass production of the iPhone 8 has reportedly begun. The latest iPhone 8 leaks show us the front and back panel, the camera ring at the back, and even the metal frame of the upcoming Apple flagship.

 
A Reddit user going by the name Kamikasky posted the front and back panle images of the upcoming iPhone 8 . He claims to have gotten hold of these from an industry source, who got it from the Chinese manufacturers directly. The leak shows that the iPhone 8 has a glass back, with the Apple logo and the vertical dual camera setup at the back.


 
If these rumours are true then it would be confirmed that the iPhone 8  is sporting a nearly bezel-less glass front and a completely glass back instead of the usual aluminum.

Apple is expected to give iPhone 8 owners more screen  than the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus without actually making its smartphone size any bigger.

Apart from this leak there are some other leaks too

1. No version is planned with a rear fingerprint scanner
2. AuthenTech’s long standing Touch ID capacitive touch module has been replaced
3. There will be Facial Detection and a Retina Scanner
4. RAM remains at 3GB like the iPhone 7 Plus
5. There’s wireless charging via a rear panel
6. It will again be “water resistant” (no word if the rating has increased)
7. There is no USB-C, Apple is sticking with Lightning

The iPhone 8 is also expected to be powered by the A11 chip, feature an OLED panel, have a 3D front camera, and sport some AR features as well. While some report of a delay in launch, some reports claim that the iPhone 8 is on schedule and will launch in September.

Your Phone is not secure, Your Call can be spoofed. Here's How.





This article is only for educational Purpose


Only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete.
Well, This might sound like a Sci-Fi Movie but reading of sensitive e-mails and SMS to stealing of photos, tracking of location , spoofing your phone calls can be done, and you can be the target.

How hackers can take control over your Phone ?

The IMSI Catcher

Before I talk about the IMSI Catcher , I'll introduce you to some buzzwords.
IMSI , International Mobile Subscriber Identity. This is a GSM unique identifier that defines a subscriber in the wireless world, including the country and mobile network to which the subscriber belongs. 


ICCID , Integrated Circuit Card ID. This is the identifier of the actual SIM card itself - i.e. an identifier for the SIM chip. It is possible to change the information contained on a SIM (including the IMSI), but the identify of the SIM itself remains the same.

IMEI , International Mobile Equipment Identity and is a unique number given to every single mobile phone, typically found behind the battery.

Simply Put, IMSI catcher is a fake phone base station that tricks cell phones into routing their outbound calls through his device, allowing someone to intercept even encrypted calls in the clear.
Here's a rough discussion on How was it done.
The concept is Simple, your mobile phone automatically tries to route its communications through the strongest signal from nearby phone base towers, and the IMSI Catcher satisfies this need by emitting the strongest signal.

What are some other ways how an attacker tries to gain control over your phone?

If you use P2P services, you might have seen 'cracked' premium apps. In that case, I'll have you known 3 random ways that a attacker tries to gain access on your phone.
  1. A 'cracked' version of a premium app.
  2. Fake Ads/Tricking the user to download malicious app
  3. Uninstalling and installing the malicious version of the same app.
Vodafone In India provides M-PESA service for money transfer , But Security Researchers are able to compromise these systems.

So basically, The type of attacks possible here are only limited by the coding ability and creativity of the hacker.

So Do You think you are Secure? What are you using on your phone to keep yourself secure? Let Us know! 

Android M to include more privacy controls for users



Privacy has been a great issue among Android users. According to Bloomberg, Google is reportedly looking to give users more granular control over app permissions.

According to Bloomberg the new operating system, set to debut at Google I/O 2015, will let users pick and choose what information is shared with certain applications, including photos, contacts, and location. This is an evolution in Google's walk to bring more privacy and peace of mind to its users. That means you’ll be able to set if an app—Facebook, for example—can access information such as photos, contacts and location.

It’s unclear how the new features will affect the functionality of an app, because few permissions are necessary for some apps and if those permissions are not granted, apps might not work the way they suppose to work. This new option  will presumably cause some strife among Google and developers, who feed off that information.


We’re expecting to hear more about Android M at Google I/O, which kicks off on May 28.

LG Launches Smartphone - G4


LG's mobile chief, Juno Cho, said that “smartphones have become clones of one another.” He also  said that . "Almost all the phones on display and introduced looked same — the same metal casing and emphasis on thinness, overall form factors that are very similar."

At the announcement of G4 smartphone they stated : We're not like theothers. LG is seeking to distinguish its new G4 phone from Apple's iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy smartphones by two ways-Optional leather backs and manual camera controls.

Using metal or ceramic, LG will make phones with traditional backs, too. LG said leather models will cost more in some markets although the prices weren't announced. The G4 is available immediately in LG's home country of South Korea. It will be available around the world in the coming weeks.

Here's how the G4 stacks up:


The design


LG made a dig at Samsung, without naming it, by pointing out that glass backs can be marred with fingerprints. Some of Samsung's older phones had imitation leather backs. The G4 will have a choice of leather finishes. The G4 uses real leather and has stitching down the middle — for looks, more than anything.



The Camera


LG is adding features to improve low-light images. These are improvements over the average smartphone, the inclusion of a lens that can open wider to let in more light and reduce blur.

The G4 also has a plethora of manual controls, rivalling those of full-body cameras known as single-lens reflex (SLR). LG said no other major smartphone released "this year" has that capability. LG was careful about the phrasing.

Most cameras use JPEG, which takes less storage space but introduces distortion in the compression. The G4 differs in letting people save images in RAW format, which permits a greater degree of editing.

One nice feature, even if the phone's display is off it has the ability to snap a photo by pressing the power button on the back twice. Samsung's S6 launches the camera with the double press of the home button, but the user still has to then take the shot. LG also made a dig at Samsung for this, without naming the company.

In an interview, Cho said LG "felt that kind of experience is important for the customer." As much as LG tries to be different, the layout of the G4's photo gallery resembles the iPhone's.


Extras


The G4 also has a slot for a memory card — something lacking in the iPhone and S6 phones. LG keeps the slot — especially important if people start storing all their photos in RAW.

Few phones have non-removable batteries these days, in part to keep phones thin. LG sacrificed thinness so the battery can be removed and replaced with a spare.