Friday, 15 July 2016

Catch People Snooping On Your Android Phone

Ever been out with friends and left your phone unattended? Maybe you were taking a bio-break or ordering a drink. I know several people who have done this only to find they have some very unusual Facebook or Twitter posts by the time they get back. Your friend's practical jokes can be frustrating and possibly embarrassing.

By now everyone should be protecting their phones with a passcode of some sort. If you haven't done this yet, stop what you are doing and put one on your phone immediately, then continue reading. Not having a passcode on your phone is inviting a host of problems, especially if it gets lost or stolen.

So now you've left your phone on the table while you walked away for a moment, but there is a password on it, great. Do you know if someone tried to unlock your phone, and who it was?

There is a solution. Third Eye is a free app that will take a picture of someone trying to unlock your phone using the front camera (after a number of failed attempts you set) and display the picture once the phone is successfully unlocked.

An aspect of this app I really like is every time you unlock the phone it will display the last time it was unlocked, so you'll be able to tell if someone guessed your password.

Third Eye isn't meant to replace apps that help you locate or remote wipe your smartphone, it's a tool to see who's trying to use it when you're not looking.

Considering it's free I suggest you install it and see if you find anyone snooping. At the very least it should give you a good chuckle when you catch someone.

Happy surfing!

-The Home Geek

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