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New to my android samsung galaxy proclaim SCH-720C in MAJOR need of help
Monday 29th of April 2013
This is my first time ever even using a forum i have a straighttalk android samsung galaxy proclaim cant seem to find it listed anywhere on android central is there another name? Im tryn to make sure my phone is secure and learn features n menus so I can gain complete control over my new phone ive only had it a few days just had a new one sent to me due to my last one being hacked and damaged and ive been finding suspicious things again and my antivirus's are not picking up on the added hidden items and then i went to my mcafee account and it shows threats high tracking and virus's n several trojans my phone went missing for about 30 minutes or so and when my boyfriend conveniently found it and so i ran scans they said nothing till i logged in to mcafee and seen the threats i dont no how to find these things or what is suppose to be on my phone and not be i never had a phone that has such advanced things. Can someone please help?
Used Android phone: How can I make sure there is no spyware installed?
Sunday 15th of May 2011
I am new to Android and I am thinking about buying a used Android phone, but I am worried there may be some spyware installed by the previous owner.I am not worried about James Bond style hardware bugs, only what you can install using custom ROMs and stuff like that. Basic hacking skills any 12 year old can learn searching the web and wanting to have some mischievous fun.What should be the first thing I do if I buy such a phone and want to "scrub it clean" before I start storing my passwords and personal photos on it?Is there a factory reset that is guaranteed to work even if a hacked ROM has been installed? (Not talking about custom ROMs where you see there is a different interface, but a custom ROM that looks just like the original only with some spyware included inside.)Maybe I am paranoid but I would rather be that than being a fool that looses all my data to a school kid that posts it all over the web. Of course I could buy a new phone but my budget is a bit tight and I would not like to wait another 6 months before I get a proper phone.Please help
Please help. "Gmail/Play store has stopped working"
Thursday 02nd of May 2013
Hello, been here before and have received great amounts of help, however i have a new one for you that has stumped me. Okay for starters, wednesday morning my Paypal acct was hacked. sucks i know. Anyway, as a method of blocking out the intruders i had reset all my passwords. Everything, wireless key, paypal, ebay all of it Gmail included. Thats where the fun begins. after changing the password and re-entering all the necessary info on everything thats when the tablet started telling me "gmail has stopped working". on occasion my android phone has done the same thing (LG Motion. pcs thing)I have attempted clearing the cache on everything. force closing, removing acct-shutting off and restarting to enter again and the same issues keep persisting. even cleared out phone and tablet, restarting both. no luckI did call Nexus support, they of course suggested factory reset but from doing a little looking into this issue i havent yet seen anyone whom that worked for. plenty of people still had the issue afterwards from what i've seen. This is where i wanted to rattle your brains a
security - How can I remove trusted CAs on Android?
Wednesday 07th of September 2011
From the current fallout around DigiNotar (in short, a Root Certificate Authority that has been hacked, fake HTTPS certificates issued, MITM attacks very likely), there are some parts concerning Android (see yesterday's interim report in PDF):fraudulent certificates for *.android.com has been generated (which would include market.android.com)there may be other such fraudulent certificates signed by this CA in the wild (currently nobody knows for sure, one way or the other)this could happen to another CA in the future (Comodo had a similar problem a few months ago)So, how do I remove a CA I no longer trust from my Android phone? (I have root and CM6 on my specific phone, if that's relevant)
New Android Tablet User
Sunday 02nd of January 2011
I noticed that this is an android phone user forum after I signed up. I have a Pandigital Novel that has been hacked for use in the android universe! But I thought I could get some good info, and perhaps some APKs that I can use on my tablet. I'm looking for non-android market apks for amazon.mp3, audible.com, borders ereader if anyone has a link. I'm new! Be gentle!
android and PC hacked
Friday 28th of June 2013
Both my LG Optimus and my old dell have been hacked. The bluetooth was turned on on my PC and all access software hidden so I have no control. I'm no programmer, so they have all the advantage. The admin password was changed on my PC and I was locked out of my android and thought I wiped it, but clearly, I didn't get it all. Now I can't even load a new antivirus program, so I'm reallly at a loss. I can't afford a new phone and PC< besides........if they got in these two, they can get in next. I wasn't careless with links or anything. Someone has gained access to my home and this is just a small part of the BS they've pulled.
has my phone been hacked
Monday 10th of February 2014
my htc android phone is reading clock running backwards... my text messages are being sent but not showing up... running like old messages also.. it runs weird... has my phone been hacked
How to see MS outlook on android ph?
Wednesday 21st of May 2014
The above threads are really old. Now I hear about OWA and that MS Office 2013 now is supposed to make it easier to sync with Android phones.I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, with AT&T.I have an MS Office Professional Plus Outlook email account, ( I DO NOT have a regular outlook email account) which has my Google and Yahoo accounts synced to my MS Outlook. A lot of info refers to outlook.com and outlook. I never know for sure which email account they are talking about? -How do I get my email and other activities (calendar, task) on MS Outlook, to be seen on and sync with my Galaxy Note 3? -What is a good syncing program or app that will sync my information on my phone to my laptop or PC? - What is a good sorting/organizing email program that will make it easier to sort through all of my emails? Categorizing emails that are not in my contacts, into different folders? Right now it is over whelming.I really need your help.Penny email@example.com (I'm afraid my Yahoo account has been hacked) or my cell 678-758-0596
My email accounts have been hacked two times
Friday 23rd of May 2014
Hi, Now I'm tired. I've never root my device, nor make something stupid. I'm full secured, apart these facts. I have two incidents to report with Android. 1) With My Phone Samsung SGH-T589R While subscribing my email accounts, I has been asked to also subscribe my Hotmail email account. "Good idea !" So I've provided my Hotmail credentials... One day after, I got calls from my Hotmail contacts about spam. Even Microsoft told me that my account has been hacked when I've connected to my email account. So I changed my password, and stop to use my phone for something else than phone calls. 2) Recently With My Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 My email accounts was subscribed for a long period without any trouble, until now. One of my account has been hacked after I've accepted the new security access requirements for LEGITIMATED apps. I can't remember the name of these applications. I have one requirement : please, so please, make these requirements OPTIONAL so that we can choose which access to give, and which access to forbid. Conclusion, I'll stop to use my Android devices for sensit
2 phones hacked within i week,
Wednesday 03rd of September 2014
on my android apps theres a red bend v d m c running everything and not android, on my google cache theres questions on how to install cctv camera, gps tracker and so on. my contact list is different in the aplications, i know the phones been hacked, i called fcc 2 weeks ago .suppossed to received paperwork from them have not received nothing, because of the info i had been searching also have info on cache about I D THEFT and ilegal activities this person is doing,i have gone to all local police, sheriffs dept, FBI, JUSTICE DEPT i cant get help i am being follow, please direct me to the right people so they can get this phonei have all the info in my emails archives they have already deleted everything else out of my phone the first phone is not active and is stil running, i am in a diifferent area emailing what do you suuggest cant call from second phone cause is obvious it has audio thanks, i am waiting here to get answer