63% of Argentines have spied on their partner’s cell phone: how to tell if they checked yours

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A survey revealed that the 63% of Argentinesthey checked their partner’s cell phone and, of these, 56% did so without permission. The study, conducted by cybersecurity firm Avast, verified the information with a thousand Argentines who are in a love affair.

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Despite this, 78% of Argentines who have practiced nosy (this is the name of this bad practice of checking the phone) he agrees they do not have the right to access to your device without your permission.

“No form of espionage is acceptable, any unwanted access is a invasion of privacy“, assured Javier Rincon, Regional Director in LatAm for Avast.

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“Also, there is a fine line between snooping and bullying. Of Argentines who accessed their partner’s device, 29% admitted to being nosy. Other 6% did it to install an app without their partner’s knowledgeand 6% wanted to check where their partner had physically been at a certain time and place,” he continued.

“These figures may seem low, but this behavior can pose a significant psychological and even physical problem for those affected who have been spied on,” he added.

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“Looking over your partner’s cell phone is a warning sign against the possibility of violence against women”. It is important for couples to communicate openly and set boundaries in relationships. The seemingly innocent snooper can feel like a huge invasion of privacy and should be prohibited,” says Mabel Bianco, of the Foundation for the Study and Research of WomenFEIM extension.

27% of Argentines who checked their partner’s phone evidence found that your mate he was hiding something. Two out of five respondents admitted to having fallen out over something they discovered on their partner’s device.

THE photo and video gallery were the most used applications (44%), followed by social media apps such as Facebook or Instagram (40%) and messaging and chat apps (40%).

The reasons why they admitted to spying.  Source Avast

The reasons why they admitted to spying. Source Avast

No password

Not everyone who controlled their partner’s device had to do it covertly; 42% knew their partner’s password because it was shared with them in the past, while a third party didn’t need it, because it was their partner’s phone it was not password protected.

Others have memorized the password by the partner (17%), while 4% you tricked your partner into unlocking the phone and then be able to access it, and the 2% used the Fingerprint of your partner while they slept to unlock the phoneor something similar.

“Giving the couple the password or not protecting their gear is something women should avoid, both with their permanent and accidental partners. In addition to preventing their privacy, it allows reasons for argument and aggression to arise on the part of the couple and it is the beginning of the violence that find your justificationeven if we know that violence is never justified,’ added Bianco.

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Instagram and WhatsApp, the two most reviewed applications.  AP Photo

Instagram and WhatsApp, the two most reviewed applications. AP Photo

Although there are indications of knowing if one person is monitoring another’s cell phone, it is impossible to have everything under control from a technical point of view. But check Open sessions of WhatsApp Webfor example, it is good practice.

consulted by clarionRincon explained: “From a computer point of view, there is no 100% preventive method, you can have a private password on your phone to prevent prying or add a protective film to prevent the screen from being seen from other angles.”

Despite this, there are a number of programs and they are installed to directly record what the other user does.

“These applications are called Spyware or Stalkerware. These applications are usually hidden in plain sight so that the person is unaware that they have this type of application on their device. Unfortunately, in most cases, these apps are used in toxic or abusive relationships without the consent of the partner and show their location at all times or even the content of the partner’s phone,” she explains. For this reason, it is essential to use a antivirus.

“The right path is communication and providing the means for a relationship of trust. The right to privacy belongs to both parties, not because the other has something to hide, but because we all have the right to have things on our own, and decide who we want to disclose them to”, closes the expert.


Source: Clarin

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