IS MY SPOUSE SPYING ON ME?
As far as why, well that’s because your spouse could use this evidence in court against you, but lets talk about a few common spying methods, and we’ll pick back up with why at the end of the article.
“So, how do I keep my spouse OUT of my email?”
Luckily the solution to this problem is fairly simple. Change your password, and make it a strong password. What does ‘strong password’ mean? It means that you don’t use your dog’s name, your birthday, your kid’s birthday, your spouse’s birthday, or anything else that’s obvious, as your password. A fantastic program called LastPass will generate ‘strong passwords’ for you and keep track of them for all your websites. A tool like this is useful not just during divorce, but is smart to use in light of the all too common and frequent data breaches at big companies.
Once you have LastPass, start generating secure passwords, and are comfortable with that process you should take the next step which is two factor authentication, but we’ll leave discussion of that for another day.
Bottomline, change your passwords, and make them hard to guess.
To counter this method of surveillance you should check your car for a GPS. It’s best to hire a professional to check the car for you, and help you, along with your lawyer, decide what to do if you find a device. We may be able to use this surveillance to our advantage.
Keep in mind that a GPS on your car isn’t the only way your spouse can track you. Modern smartphones contain GPS devices, and there are several programs that your spouse could use to track you through the phone. Make sure you read the rest of our tips to learn more about how to mitigate risks related to these devices.
Again, once you know what your spouse is up to then we may be able to use it to our advantage.
If you’ve not used strong passwords in the past, or you think your spouse may have spyware on your devices, then you should hire a professional to check all your electronics for spyware. Once everything checks out, or is cleaned up, then start using strong passwords to mitigate the risk as you move forward.
To find well hidden cameras you’ll likely need the help of a PI. PI’s have experience with surveillance techniques, the technology commonly employed, and the best ways to counter these threats. Again, as is the case with GPS trackers, if you find something don’t immediately remove it. Speak to your lawyer about how to best handle the discovery.
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