Skip to comments.Webpages that accessed on my computer are opening up on my cell phone. Strange.
Posted on 06/21/2013 3:01:25 PM PDT by jsanders2001
Has anybody experienced this lately? I will go to a webpage on my office computer then later during the day that very same page will open up on my cellphone in Safari. Mind you I didn't visit that web page on my cell phone at all and didn't sync it with my computer either. I'm wondering if someone has hacked my work computer, is capturing the webpage addresses then has my cellphone number and access to the account to make it open up on my cellphone remotely. I know how part of that could be done but it would take access to systems within the phone system to do so, sort of like NSA level access. Has never happened before. Just want to see if anyone else has experienced the same lately to see if someone is playing games.
Cool, isn't it?
ActiveSync is *supposed* to do this. Check and see if you have it.
I once had emails from my home computer and my husband’s work computer start showing up on my phone as text messages. it got worse from there. I then had someone turning my computer on and off remotely at night. One time, my husband actually heard them talking about making copies of things.
I had several posts on FR under my name that were not me.
Happened after being in the airport and using free WiFi.
They weren’t weird or anything, just not mine.
I assumed there was another Freeper sitting there in the airport.
Yes, I see that someone mentioned I-cloud. My problem was before I-cloud and Safari, not the same thing at all.
It’s not so cool, if you happened to visit some questionable sites and your wife wants to access Safari from your phone for a quick,web search.
Then it goes from cool to very cold, quickly.
Turn on private browsing.
I hope you don't my asking, but are you sure about this? I've heard it from other people, and am trying to ascertain its credibility. Thank you.
Oh, yes, I am very sure. We think that it was related to my husband’s job, either inside politics or outside law suits. He works in the oil industry.
My husband actually heard them talking about what they were going to take copies of. We didn’t care because there was nothing on there except my shopping and posts on FreeRepublic.
Ping—and comment #5...
O.s. auto updates and then restarting. Happens all the time.
How did your husband hear them, on the computer, on the phone?
I have a Sister and Brother-in-Law who typically spend half the year in Europe. We email each other about every day.
Last year when I still had a dial-up modem, it got to where I had real problems sending and receiving emails from them, I guess I should change that to opening emails and sending emails just to them. None of my other regular email senders/receivers, had any problem.
I remember wondering if the fact they were in Hungary meant that someone was spying on my emails. This was before all the publicity. Of course discussing family reunions, the weather etc. would get pretty boring to anyone listening in I guess.
That makes sense. Seems to drive women crazy, though.
I bet you could dig out an old dial up modem that worked over a phone like (the 80s kind that made that screaching noise). I doubt any of the modern listening equipment would work with it.
I made it sound as though it was nothing. That is not the case at all. it was very disconcerting and really upset me when it first happened because the home email that started the whole thing, showed up on my phone when I was in AZ and my son was in London. It was the 4th of July, 2005. It was a message from son asking me to call him in London and giving me directions how to do that. I took the message seriously and called him at 3AM in London. The next day all my husband’s emails to and from his work computer showed up on my phone as text messages. We didn’t even know how to text at that time. Then on July 7th, I woke up suddenly a little after 1AM and for some reason turned on the computer to FreeRepublic, where a poster from London was posting about the tube attack in London. I asked what time it was there and got off the computer and called my son. He had missed his train and was still standing in Gloucester station when the train that he had just missed was blown up.
Later that morning my cell phone just died in my hand for no obvious reason.
The weird problems continued for one year, from July 4th to July4th.
Clever code, Comrade. Just don’t write “John has a long mustache” or all Hell will break loose.
On the computer. Weird, huh? I asked a computer security guy here on FreeRepublic about it and he said that they were very sloppy and that if he had been doing the snooping, we would never have known about it.
I am also experiencing my computer coming on at night by itself and sometimes when I come in from work my computer is on.
I shaved twice before dawn. My cigarette lighter never works.
I do not need any more cotton candy.
Now you’ve really got the intrigue going.
If “they” were doing this remotely how did you hear them? Remote access wouldn’t require vocal commands, only code.
Yes updates, that is what I originally thought was happening, until my husband actually heard them over the computer speakers.
I don’t know, my husband just asked me in the morning if I had left the computer on. It was upstairs in a sort of loft library, I said that I didn’t know whether I had left it on and he said that he could hear people talking on it, that some guy said, I guess that we had better take a copy of this one, too and that was all he heard. He didn’t bother to get out of bed. I was scared that someone might have actually been in the house.
I'll be bringing the bacon-wrapped pork medallions.
Wow! I’ve never heard of such a thing—other than Skype or something. Conversation audio playing through the computer... very strange!
Deciphered: “Send lawyers, guns and money. The s*** has hit the fan.”
Maybe, it wasn’t, maybe there was really someone in the house.
My husband never takes these things seriously, so he just didn’t do anything when he heard it.
The IT guy at his office told us that we had 5 people logging onto our computer every single time we got on the internet, but he couldn’t tell who it was.
It probably is true. I had a person show me from her location that she could take over my computer years ago. Scary.
I asked a techie once about that and he said they could trace them.
LOL. When one of my dogs was a puppy and was at my handlers; she used to hit the recall button on the phone. When the person answered; all they heard was breathing. He thought my handler was playing tricks; so he called him. My handler said no one was home so he went to find out. There was my pup hitting that recall button. You have to remove anything electronic out of reach. She just loves that stuff.
A couple of months ago, I got satellite internet. It is the only thing available out here except dial-up.
The device which receives the signal and then routes it to my computer has little blue lights which show when data is being sent or received. It is actually right beside my bed.
I have noticed that often in the middle of the night when my computers are turned off, that I sometimes see both the send and receive lights blink for a few seconds.
We have satellite internet also.
I suspect that maybe the guy could but didn’t want to because it was our home computer.
Disconnect from the internet when you are on line.
By that, I mean physically pull the plug out of your computer’s jack.
How can I use the internet if I am disconnected from it?
In Safari 6 see if under Preferences > General the third line down "Safari opens with" is set to "All windows from last session." You can change this to "A new window" which I personally prefer since I find the other setting to be disconcerting.
Hope this helps.
Oh, crap! That's soooo creepy! :-(
I meant to say...when you are not online.
iTunes will do a device-to-device sync without involving iCloud.
It’s Big Brother, I told you!
You are not going to believe this. The pup I was just telling you about that hits the recall button was just featured on HLN, Jane Velez Mitchell’s Pet of the Day. She said she was stunning and a cover girl. LOL
Here she is.
I’ve had the same thing happen to me more than once.
Just sitting here and suddenly I hear people talking.
When they realized their mike was on they got all excited but the guy couldn’t figure out how to turn it off apparently and one was asking the other if he thought I heard anything.
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