Is Someone Listening In on Your Business Communications?
Your mobile phone is used for all sorts of confidential business communications. It is used to speak with clients, close deals, collaborate internally, schedule meetings and more. With so much confidential business information communicated via calls and texts, how can you be sure your mobile communications are secure and no one is listening in?
Here are several ways to tell if your mobile communications are being compromised, whether someone may be listening in, and how a secure communication solution for the enterprise can help solve your problem.
How Do You Know if Someone is Listening in on your Business Communications?
If you suspect you are being eavesdropped on, start by determining how valuable a target you are in business. The more important information you know, the greater the risk you are of someone eavesdropping on your calls.
One of the most common signs that cell phone eavesdropping is happening is, in fact, your battery life starts to last for shorter periods of time. This is due to the fact that your phone is constantly sending information to whoever is eavesdropping on your phone.
You may start to hear a buzzing sound during a phone call. You may also hear noises coming from your handset when it is not in use. These are signs that someone may be listening in on your conversations. If your phone rings and no one is on the other end or you hear a faint beep, this is an indication that there is an extender on your phone line so that an outside party can listen in on the call.
What Can You Do About It?
If you suspect you are a prime target for eavesdropping, follow the recommended steps to ensure no one can listen in on your private communications:
- Secure your communications with a mobile communication encryption solution to make sure no one has access to your phone conversations.
- Keep your cell phone in a safe place where intruders can’t gain physical access to the device.
- Physically secure your mobile phone by locking it with a strong password so that in the event someone does get a hold of your cell phone, they cannot access the phone without your password.
If you are concerned your cell phone communications are compromised, start by removing the battery when you are not using your phone. This can prevent your device from recording or transmitting any information. In addition, take your secured mobile to a professional and have any software that may be malicious removed from your device.
If all else fails, you may have to invest in a new mobile. With a new phone, you can start fresh by protecting it with the recommendations above, from potential eavesdroppers.
For more information on KoolSpan’s secure mobile solutions, contact us.