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Old 03-21-2010, 04:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,
I have a friend that is looking for some "anti snooping" software.

My friend feels like that their significant other, is going through their blackberry 8330. Yes we know that we can put a password on it. But my friend wants to kinda "catch em in the act".

Are there any key loggers that would indicate if someone has gone thru your phone? example= If I pick up my blackberry, I want to see if someone has accessed my Pictures folder, or call log, while the phone was left alone.

OR- some kind of loud obnoxious alarm that would sound if someone went into a cretin part of the phone?

What im asking for is kinda the opposite of "spying software".

thank you all!
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Moving to a more appropriate section.

Sounds like your friend needs to to talk to his SO.

I have not heard of anything like this. Have you completed a SEARCH on Google or elsewhere?
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Wirelessly posted (well lookie here!)

Put a password on the device
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Wirelessly posted (well lookie here!)

Put a password on the device


Agreed to that one... Passwords are also good if you ever happen to lose your information anyone who happens to find it won't have access to everything on it.
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OP already knows about the password solution. He/she is looking for something to catch the person in the act of snooping.
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Make a BB contact entry with something like "Lover" as the name. Assign that name with another phone number you can monitor. When that phone number is called from your cell, you will have caught the intended victim.
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Hey all,
I have a friend that is looking for some "anti snooping" software.

My friend feels like that their significant other, is going through their blackberry 8330. Yes we know that we can put a password on it. But my friend wants to kinda "catch em in the act".

Are there any key loggers that would indicate if someone has gone thru your phone? example= If I pick up my blackberry, I want to see if someone has accessed my Pictures folder, or call log, while the phone was left alone.

OR- some kind of loud obnoxious alarm that would sound if someone went into a cretin part of the phone?

What im asking for is kinda the opposite of "spying software".

thank you all!

What you are describing IS spying software. Your friend is trying to spy on what someone else might, or might not be, doing on the phone. There is nothing like that for BlackBerry as far as I know.

You've already been given the best advice - your friend should put a password on the phone, then talk to their SO.
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The only smart solution from a technology standpoint is to password protect the BlackBerry. Problem solved.

On the social side of things, well, lets just not go there. No good can come of it.
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You could always have a look at the device internal event log. Any multimedia access should be mentioned there. You can access the event log by pressing the ALT key and typing LGLG.

There's also the possibility to write an application to log keyboard events yourself. Writing such an application can be done without much effort.

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----------> Before you password the device make a backup! If they are playing with it and make 10 attempts to enter the password it will wipe.
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There are many apps that protect data and/or individual applications by hiding them or with passwords. But, as others have said, I do not know of any application that records a user's actions. The Event Log does capture that data, but it also captures anything that the phone does on its own, and is therefore unlikely to be useful because it would be full of background noise, if you will.
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You can switch off logging any other phone related stuff.
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----------> Before you password the device make a backup! If they are playing with it and make 10 attempts to enter the password it will wipe.
Excellent point! Erasing your BB defeats the purpose of snooping, unless the snooper doesn't care about being exposed as a snooper. But an accidental wipe is a strong possibility if they're spiteful. They would have to go through the step of confirming intention to wipe by typing "blackberry".
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Your friend's problem is not with the device, or finding any snooping application. This is strictly a trust issue, and should be handled as such. if your friend has to use things that catch the other person doing something they feel they should not be doing, then it might be time to reevaluate things.
At the same time, if your friend has things on their phone that they don't want the other to see; then either keep the phone from them, lock the device totally, or again-reevaluate.
I'm not trying to be hard, funny or insensitive here; just real.

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