Mobile phones didn’t exist a few decades ago. In fact, mobile phones started to be used when this author was well in his 20s and already studying university. Before then, we only had phone booths to contact home and people were unreachable when they were out of the office or home.
Today, going out of home without a mobile is almost unthinkable. We feel we need to be reached and able to reach others wherever we are at almost any time of day. In fact, when we forget our mobile at home, most people would prefer to go back and get it and arrive late rather than go without it.
Not only is the mobile a way to make calls, but it is also now a small computer with different applications, such as text messaging, media messaging, video and audio recording, social networking, etc. And more and more applications for mobile phones are being developed as we speak.
The latest one and one that is quickly becoming increasingly popular is mobile phone spy software. For those of you who don’t know, mobile phone spy software is an application that allows you to monitor the calls and text messages of a smartphone, such as a BlackBerry or an iPhone.
In order to do this, you have to connect the mobile phone (and only a mobile phone that you own!) to a computer and log into a website. Then, it’s a matter of uploading the mobile phone spy software to the phone. The term “spy” (which is used for marketing purposes, much like the term “power” in power drinks) refers to the fact that the phone gives no indication that such software has been installed on it. A mobile with mobile phone spy software on it won’t show any icons, beeps, logos, or any indication or any kind that might tip off the user.
Finally, because mobile phone spy software is not meant to be illegal, sites that sell it make you sign (or click) an agreement that says you’ll only install the application on mobiles that you legally own. Moreover, despite what some people believe, you can’t use mobiles that have the software installed on them to spy on other mobiles.