There is an abundance of mobile trackers on the market, many of them sport a great variety of nifty tricks ranging from real-time tracking to extracting text messages from the targeted phone. But most of those are paid, and sometimes these mobile trackers can be quite expensive (with the price up to $70). So, let’s imagine you are not willing to pay a significant amount of money and decided to give a free app a try. Is it actually safe? How can you be sure this particular free app is not used to take advantage of your personal data?
We did a research on that topic and came up with several points that you might want to pay attention to before using a free mobile tracker application or website.
If the company that is providing mobile tracker services has a tech support with a professional answering your calls – that’s great. Considering many mobile trackers can be troublesome to set up in the first place, especially if the customer does not have any kind of special knowledge. If you can get quick help on any of your questions by contacting customer support – consider this app trustworthy.
Jailbreaking your phone is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it will allow your phone to launch unauthorized software and bypass the default security protocols to install you tracker in the first place. On the other hand, it might also enable third parties to get an authorized access to your personal data. And we are not talking about your location only, they can get access to everything: images, videos, text messages, and even credit card credentials. This fact can certainly lead to an identity theft and a lot of collateral damage for you.
So, evidently, there are quite a few must-know factors that you need to pay your utmost attention to before using a free tracker. Of course, the most important thing is to be cautious about your privacy. Millions of people get their identity stolen every year that leads to a lot of troubles. As we like to say – “forewarned is forearmed” and we encourage you to follow that motto as well.