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  1. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    We control your TV set, we control the horizontal.........welcome in the twilight zone
    03-21-2014 09:44 PM
  2. genuine555's Avatar
    there might be loopholes, but none which can allow someone to use your phone remotely, and then even click a screenshot of it (I'm beginning to understand what he had mentioned in the first post. My explanation: he was drunk one night, and was typing anything and everything, and was pressing all buttons (or maybe had some reason to press power+win) and got a hangover in the morning.
    P.s. Please dont get offended if you dont drink.
    Lol. It does sound more plausible, you know ;-)
    03-21-2014 10:05 PM
  3. genuine555's Avatar
    Saying you are going to hear about it from some guy with no posting history is "getting a little too far ahead of yourself ;-)."
    Just to be clear, I have no affiliation with that guy ;-)

    Just saying hacking is "possible" if someone tried hard enough. I have no doubt actually. Not saying it's "likely" though. There is simply very little interest in the OS.

    Android though is the preferred target for most blackhat hackers because that system is wide open...and I do mean WIDE open ;-)
    Also iPhone is very popular since firstly those are usually the ones with the money, and because it has been jail-breaked in any possible way, so the loop-holes are mostly VERY well known...

    (the whities (whitehats) are not to be feared cause they mostly do harmless stuff like develop jail breaks etc...but the blackhat community is simply out for your valuable data and your money, and that is why they will mostly target the EASIEST systems to hack, which for mobile devices is Android and iPhone).

    Remote control...well, you can't even say that is truly "impossible" for WP in the true sense of the word, but it is lightly said very very unlikely. Blackhat hackers are extremely inventive though, and they pulled a lot of sh** in the past that was deemed "impossible", so I'm just saying not to get ahead of ourselves in simply stating it is truly "impossible"...


    Being drunk and mess up your own sh** though, that is not only very possible, but very "likely" too ;-)
    03-21-2014 10:26 PM
  4. CyclingGuyNola's Avatar
    I think the most plausible answer is the OP has an app that he was playing with and typed randomly got saved, as I have seen many apps do without a real warning, and more than likely gave permission to change the lock screen image.
    03-21-2014 11:36 PM
  5. CyclingGuyNola's Avatar
    Sure thing Mr. 1st post troll.

    As has been pointed out, due to many security features it is not happening. People cannot even jailbreak a phone they're holding (with the exception of editing a few resource files) let alone some remote control exploit...
    I do agree that the posters comment was more to just spread fud than fact but, I will say, my now dead HTC Surround W7.8 did do something similar.

    Was laying on table and all of a sudden screen lit up, lock screen flicked and a few tiles were clicked before it settled on the outlook app and entered a gibberish email address and message before trying to send it a hundred times as we watched. Pulled battery to stop it.

    I can say for certain it wasn't anyone doing it. Had no service on it, used WiFi only, and at the time I had WiFi turned off. Chalked it up to a serious OS malfunction. Was hilarious to watch though.

    Not too long after that incident the internal SD card went bad.
    03-21-2014 11:48 PM
  6. Jupast's Avatar
    Oh the things these 1-Posters come up with sometimes.

    Still, he didn't do the '!!!!!!!!!!!' and '???????????' thing they all seem to love while being overly dramatic. So there's that.
    03-21-2014 11:54 PM
  7. jojoe42's Avatar
    I'd probably agree with what others have said and say that he's put the phone in his pocket, the screen (being super-sensitive and all) has gone and done it's own thing in reaction to his leg through the pocket and done all that. Similar things have happened on my 1020 before....like once my phone actually tweeted for me, made a pocket call and nearly got to sending a text before I pulled it out of my pocket and realised :P
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    03-22-2014 04:23 AM
  8. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    I'd probably agree with what others have said and say that he's put the phone in his pocket, the screen (being super-sensitive and all) has gone and done it's own thing in reaction to his leg through the pocket and done all that. Similar things have happened on my 1020 before....like once my phone actually tweeted for me, made a pocket call and nearly got to sending a text before I pulled it out of my pocket and realised :P
    ditto , double tap tends to unlock my phone while driving or walking due to leg movement , recently lady gaga was turned on hehe
    03-22-2014 04:33 AM
  9. PiggyMiddle's Avatar
    Remote control...well, you can't even say that is truly "impossible"
    I have been programming for 40+ years and if it is software it can be hacked. It comes down to how much time and resources one wants to spend ri has to spend. Take the recent NSA stuff, they have cracked stuff we (the programming world et al) thought was close to impossible to do. And. I am not talking just about the dubious/possible RSA-back-door stuff. They have shown they can break into SSL and just today a group of researchers have found a "simple" method to get past WPA2 wifi security. Something formerly deemed to be impossible.

    Let's move on from this rambling. Hacking is real, it has been with us since almost day-one of general computer use and will continue. Oh, and the guy that said Android is wide open, is not even close to being accurate, it is very secure, but as I have mentioned, "if it is software... :)
    03-22-2014 11:42 AM
  10. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    Why does Steve Jobs looks so natural holding a WindowsPhone?? :p
    coz ios 7 copied wp8 in a lot of ways i guess ;D
    03-22-2014 12:40 PM
  11. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    I have been programming for 40+ years and if it is software it can be hacked. It comes down to how much time and resources one wants to spend ri has to spend. Take the recent NSA stuff, they have cracked stuff we (the programming world et al) thought was close to impossible to do. And. I am not talking just about the dubious/possible RSA-back-door stuff. They have shown they can break into SSL and just today a group of researchers have found a "simple" method to get past WPA2 wifi security. Something formerly deemed to be impossible.

    Let's move on from this rambling. Hacking is real, it has been with us since almost day-one of general computer use and will continue. Oh, and the guy that said Android is wide open, is not even close to being accurate, it is very secure, but as I have mentioned, "if it is software... :)
    actually android is pretty easy to unlock and wipe if ur phone is stolen
    last week my friend forgot his note 2 password ,he asked my advice and all i did was connect it to my pc and run an adb unlock command and bam it unlocked
    so its not quite secure just like the normal linux on pcs
    03-22-2014 12:43 PM
  12. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    This thread has run its course.
    03-22-2014 12:49 PM
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