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Cell phone tracking question

Started by Rusty Oxhide November 8, 2012
I think some transistor-powered nerd might be tracking my movements by
way of the emergency cell phone I carry. 

If I wrap my cell phone in Aluminum foil will this shield the signal
from detection?

Sort of a "tin-foil-hat-in-the-pocket" question? No. This is a serious
inquiry. :-(

Rusty Oxhide

On 11/08/2012 03:42 PM, Rusty Oxhide wrote:
> I think some transistor-powered nerd might be tracking my movements by > way of the emergency cell phone I carry. > > If I wrap my cell phone in Aluminum foil will this shield the signal > from detection? > > Sort of a "tin-foil-hat-in-the-pocket" question? No. This is a serious > inquiry. :-( > > Rusty Oxhide >
It's quicker to rip out the battery. Cheers Phil Hobbs -- Dr Philip C D Hobbs Principal Consultant ElectroOptical Innovations LLC Optics, Electro-optics, Photonics, Analog Electronics 160 North State Road #203 Briarcliff Manor NY 10510 hobbs at electrooptical dot net http://electrooptical.net
Rusty Oxhide wrote:

> I think some transistor-powered nerd might be tracking my movements by > way of the emergency cell phone I carry. > > If I wrap my cell phone in Aluminum foil will this shield the signal > from detection? > > Sort of a "tin-foil-hat-in-the-pocket" question? No. This is a serious > inquiry. :-( > > Rusty Oxhide >
How about turning it off? Jamie
On Thursday, November 8, 2012 2:50:01 PM UTC-6, Rusty Oxhide wrote:
> I think some transistor-powered nerd might be tracking my movements by > > way of the emergency cell phone I carry. > > > > If I wrap my cell phone in Aluminum foil will this shield the signal > > from detection? > > > > Sort of a "tin-foil-hat-in-the-pocket" question? No. This is a serious > > inquiry. :-( > > > > Rusty Oxhide
Your GPS signal may be on by default, turn it off!
Rusty Oxhide wrote:
> I think some transistor-powered nerd might be tracking my movements by > way of the emergency cell phone I carry. > > If I wrap my cell phone in Aluminum foil will this shield the signal > from detection? > > Sort of a "tin-foil-hat-in-the-pocket" question? No. This is a serious > inquiry. :-( > > Rusty Oxhide >
Turning it off should suffice. If not, pull the battery. -- Les Cargill
On Thu, 08 Nov 2012 16:45:18 -0500, Phil Hobbs
<pcdhSpamMeSenseless@electrooptical.net> wrote:

>On 11/08/2012 03:42 PM, Rusty Oxhide wrote: >> I think some transistor-powered nerd might be tracking my movements by >> way of the emergency cell phone I carry. >> >> If I wrap my cell phone in Aluminum foil will this shield the signal >> from detection? >> >> Sort of a "tin-foil-hat-in-the-pocket" question? No. This is a serious >> inquiry. :-( >> >> Rusty Oxhide >> > >It's quicker to rip out the battery. > >Cheers > >Phil Hobbs
Clever little bastards put a tab in the case so the battery only goes in one way. I cut the tab and just flip the battery around ass backwards so the contacts won't mate.
On Thu, 8 Nov 2012 12:42:41 -0800, drypacked@webtv.net (Rusty Oxhide)
wrote:

>I think some transistor-powered nerd might be tracking my movements by >way of the emergency cell phone I carry. > >If I wrap my cell phone in Aluminum foil will this shield the signal >from detection? > >Sort of a "tin-foil-hat-in-the-pocket" question? No. This is a serious >inquiry. :-( > >Rusty Oxhide
Tin foil will more than do it. An interesting experiment is to drop the phone into a large tin can (stock pot etc.) then watch the signal bars while you close off the top with a lid. Easier and safer to just pull the battery. The FBI has already been remotely activating phones to eavesdrop. It wouldn't take too much more to record conversations (on an EM shielded phone) and send out a burst transmission periodically, or activate the cameras.... Paranoid? I worked for the NSA... now those folks are really paranoid.