Anonymous, 27 Nov 2013fact- when you buy a handset- imei and sn are locked to your buyer infos -for ever - same appl... moreThis was told to me by someone who works in the 'Security Services', so he knows what he is talking about.
The real 'bad guys' use an associate to purchase a sim free phone for cash so that the buyer is untraceable. He will then use another associate to purchase a PAYG sim card and top it up, again using cash.
The 'bad guy' will only turn the phone on when he wants to use it, will only speak for less than 30 seconds, and keep moving (preferably in a car) so that the phone cannot be triangulated, and then turn the phone off again.
So why are phones now containing spyware? The real' bad guys' aren't the ones being spied on.
Anonymous, 27 Nov 2013freefallen- seems you have NOT heard the news today -all sims - 50000 yes 50000 networks -even... morefact- when you buy a handset- imei and sn are locked to your buyer infos -for ever - same applies to any sim card - ask your network services - thats the law- thats why at least TWO ids are needed for all new connections.
when u park ur car in modern carparks - barrier camera records your eyes (scanner) face- also records faces of passengers - for security .. SAMSUNG etc have to comply with govt regulations .. you also need verifiable email accounts to USE any android windows iphones for apps ..move along-please ..
Freefaller™, 26 Nov 2013@ Anonymous (3Jb7)
You wonder why I hate the KNOX spyware that Samsung install with Android... moreFreefaller
Don't be so naive as to think only Samsung products include this software. If one manufacturer has it then you can be certain that they all have it. I really don't know what all the fuss is about. There are literally billions of phone calls made daily. Do you really think someone might be interested in listening in to your conversation with your girlfriend. Personally I am happy to trade a little privacy in order to know that the world may be a safer place because security is good. Also I could not imagine my phone being of the remotest interest to anyone else.
Please stop being an alarmist. You would be the first one to squeal if an event happened that could have been prevented.
Freefaller™, 26 Nov 2013@ Anonymous
ALL SAMSUNG 2013 phones updates HAVE spysoftware embedded ..freefallen- seems you have NOT heard the news today -all sims - 50000 yes 50000 networks -even socalled virtual networks piggybacking on main networks -WORLDWIDE- have had "spy" softwares -SECURITY MONITORING -last 5yrs .. even in uk where you live -ALL BY consent of GOVTS including uk .. seems you are WRONGLY BLAMING SAMSUNG ONLY .. WHY? shortwhile ago today -received new security version -0014 ..
rpt- ALL HANDSETS - ALL NETWORKS - ALL SIMS - 2013 OPERATIONAL - SECURITY MONITORED BY GOVTS CONSENTS ..IF U HATE SAMSUNG THEN DONT BUY SAMSUNG -BUT SECURITY MONITORS SHALL BE ON all handsets -all updates -all networks -worldwide .. cheers ! btw- have you not noticed CCTV cameras - biometrics scanners ?
Freefaller™, 26 Nov 2013@ Anonymous
ALL SAMSUNG 2013 phones updates HAVE spysoftware embedded ..@Freefaller
Sorry, its best to see the specs on those websites.
Not all 2013 phones they dont have Android 4.3 & 4.3..012 and KNOX. Noticed Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has Android 4.2.2 with KNOX installed. Who bizarre.
Always be careful of what phone features, when planning to buy or upgrade to on mobile contract. Its best to and specs on the samsung mobile site for UK, US and Korea (Home of the Mobile Manufacturer itself).
Hope it helps.
I feel so sorry that alot of people who updated thier smartphones, regarless of what make or model the phone to the crappy version 4.3 and onwards that includes sypware Knox pogram.
Samsung needs to quit putting all this spyaware rubbishness or they will be in trouble and go down just like blackberry did and lose sales and profits, becoming unpopular.
When I get an S4 or another phones that has v4.2.2 or v4.1.2, 4.1.1 etc... me i aint upgrading to 4.3 becuase of all the spyware, never ever updating android.
Just leaving it to its origional manufacturer where there no spyware and KNOX and not drain battery. Knox is on the galaxy note 3 and its got android 4.3, thats bad!!
For the people who have not updated thier S4, S3, LG, Motorola etc...DON'T UPDATE... Cause you all will regret it.
People dont have to update thier phones, its not necessary.
Anonymous, 26 Nov 2013ALL 2013 phones updates HAVE spysoftware embedded ..@ Anonymous
ALL SAMSUNG 2013 phones updates HAVE spysoftware embedded ..
Anonymous, 23 Nov 2013Dont update to that because in care if its spyware and the will install Knox and thats worse a... moreknox send data out to their server. that's why it's drain your battery and memory. knox is nothing useful for me..removed.
@ Anonymous (3Jb7)
You wonder why I hate the KNOX spyware that Samsung install with Android v4.3?
Take a look at the article in the link that I am listing below. How much further is this spying going to go? This isn't about Security, that is just a ploy to fool us into accepting it - which we shouldn't!
Who knows what information is being collected with the KNOX app, and where it goes.
I have S4-LTE version ,last 4 months I used, when I long time used data ;the coverage s down I don't know wt happen it my phone any one pls help me
yeah of course as the phones will have 2 OS on it. Is this S4 4G good, despite all the reviews about this.
This phone the Note 3 have been popular on TV and newspapers and advertisements all over the world.
Cathy . , 25 Nov 2013How long does the battery lasts ? It depends :/ For me it's from 07:00am to 05:00pm. I have three e-mail accounts in background, FB, whatsapp communicator, some texting, some phone calls and it's empty. I have to buy a power bank :/
I have on my S4 Jelly Bean 4.3, after i check for Updates I don't know what I done now when when i switch on phone it switch On and appears only Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 nothing else. Can help me anyone please???
AnonD-816, 24 Nov 2013Which one is better S4 or Note 3?note 3 is $ 200 mre costly - whatever you fancy and whatever your budget ..