Whether we like it or not, we store all sorts of sensitive information on our phones and laptops. That’s why it’s no wonder we don’t like other people snooping on our devices. Many people rely on various software to keep their information protected at all times. But disaster can strike in the blink of an eye. If you think someone has been poking around your device, here’s how to check.
Checking Devices for Snooping Signs
Firstly, always remember that you might not always find definitive information proving that someone has indeed been poking around devices. With that in mind, it certainly helps to find out if somebody has been looking for something somewhere on your device.
Generally, there are two main devices that present an interest for prying individuals – smartphones and laptops. Below, you’ll find how to check both items for signs of any poking around your stuff.
Picking Up the Signs of Device Use
If you fear someone has installed a new app on your phone, simply check the app list. Remember that some apps can be hidden on the smartphone’s display. If you don’t discover any wrongdoing here, it’s time to move on to your browser. If you’ve turned on your activity log for your Google account, you’d be able to see what websites have been visited on the connected devices (including desktop browsing).
Checking the laptop is pretty much the same as finding any wrongdoing on smartphone devices. You can check for newly installed apps, pay attention to the browsing history on all browsers you have installed, etc. Keep in mind that many websites also have a history tab where you can check recently played videos or else.
Finding out that someone has been poking through your devices isn’t the most pleasant thing. If you determine that another person has indeed been poking over your stuff, consider adding another layer of security to protect your sensitive information.
One lucky pilot named Dennis Collier has an impressive story to tell. He survived not one, not two, but a whopping seven plane crashes. The whole thing happened over one week, making the whole story even more sensational. Collier said the whole trip was doomed from the start. What did he mean? Time to find out! Scroll down for the full story.
How the Full Story Unfolded
Collier had been avoiding crashes his entire piloting career, up to that fateful week. The whole thing unfolded a couple of years ago. Collier, an experienced pilot, decided he wanted to get back on track piloting. So, he bought an aircraft from an online site before ever seeing it in person.
Since the plane was located in California, Collier had to travel from Michigan to pick it up. Upon arriving, he learned some things that he didn’t like. Firstly, the plane hadn’t been used in more than two years. Worse still was the fact that the components of the aircraft weren’t installed properly. As if that wasn’t enough, the plane’s tail didn’t function perfectly, either.
And yet, in spite of all this, Collier decided he’d go through with the purchase. What followed were seven plane crashes across four states.
Surviving Seven Plane Crashes
The experienced pilot decided to go for a test flight with his new purchase at the end of June 2021. Flying an aircraft didn’t turn out to be just like riding a bike, though, because the pilot forgot to deploy landing equipment. So, the plane landed with a bang. But that was just the beginning.
The second time he flew the plane, Collier found out that the landing lights didn’t work, so he couldn’t see the runway. Again, disaster struck. Collier didn’t think that was enough, got it repaired, and brought it right back up the skies in no time.
The next time he landed hard on the runway, again damaging one of the landing lights. The rest of the crashes happened in Nebraska and several other states. In each of the accidents, something in the plane simply turned off.
Collier has said he’s had his fair share of piloting and accidents and that he’d definitely stay off buying planes online in the future.