How to Spy on WhatsApp Conversation

Hi, guys!

Today I invite you to join the hottest discussion on the web on the necessity  to spy messengers and conversations. I would like to omit the ethic aspect of the matter as we need to be sure in the honesty, safety and protection of our family and people we deal with every day.

Why WhatsApp? It is one of the most popular and easy to use messengers which supports media files exchange. Due to high speed and comparatively cheap mobile internet available leaking secret information has become easy and simple. Secret documents are shot or scanned with mobile camera and such files can be transmitted via WhatsApp in few clicks.

If WhatsApp is set improperly accepting messages from any phone number, even outside a contact list, then your kid can be under scam attack.

There are three ways of how to spy on WhatsApp conversations:

  • changing MAC address or hardware address – this way is often called MAC spoofing
  • installation of official WhatsApp Web application
  • using third party applications to spy on the device

Good news is that all of these three ways provide you real time WhatsApp conversations reading on your device. Bad news is that every of these ways has its own disadvantages, and the major one is that you will need physical access to a tracked mobile phone. Let us review each way in short.

 

MAC Spoofing

MAC is a specific unique address of every device. All MAC and Adroid, Windows devices have this mac address. To find this address on a device you will need to follow the next algorithm of action: Settings> General> About> Wi-Fi Address

To find the address on an Android phone, please, follow the next algorithm: Settings> About phone> Status> Wi-Fi MAC address

  • Take a target phone
  • Find its mac address
  • Uninstall WhatsApp messenger on your device and reload your phone
  • Enter settings of your device and change your mac address to the mac address of the target phone. There are numerous mobile applications allowing to change mac addresses of devices. Browse Play Market or iTunes to find a proper application for you.
  • Install WhatsApp on your device after changing mac address
  • Start the application and get the activation code. Mind that the code will be sent to the target device. Enter the code and start the application.
  • Get the target phone back.

 

From now on you will see all the WhatsApp conversations on your phone.

The key disadvantage of this way of how to spy on WhatsApp conversations is that you will be unable to use WhatsApp with your phone number.

 

WhatsApp Web application

In 2015 WhatsApp released its own application for MAC and PCs. You need to download the application, install it on your PC and activate by scanning a QR-code. The Qr code must be scanned right from the WhatsApp application used on the target phone. To do so, you need to:

  • Find WhatsApp Web (https://web.whatsapp.com/)and open it in your browser
  • Start the WhatsApp application on the target phone and enter menu to find the option of WhatsApp Web
  • You will immediately activate a QR code scanner, follow the instructions on the display of your phone.
  • After the QR code is scanned you will see all teh contacts and conversations of the target WhatsApp in your browser.

 

Apart from necessary access to the target phone, this method has another major disadvantage which is the time of session. You will be able to spy on conversations of the target user only while your browser is active and the computer is on. Once you close the browser, the session will be ended. To renew the access to the application you will need again to scan QR code once again. The session will also be ended if the target phone will be switched off or there will be troubles with internet connection.

The matter is if the internet connection is lost you will need to re-scan the code again.

 

Third party applications

This is the best way to spy on mobile and not only of how to spy on WhatsApp conversations. I prefer this service spystealth.com

Apart from tracking WhatsApp conversations in real time, it also tracks other messengers and social networks, provides GPS location of a target phone, email contacts and web browsing history.

I suppose, that if you make a decision of spying a person then you need to get maximum data for the risk you take.

Monitoring an iPhone and iPad Using SpyStealth

Apple markets the iPhones and iPads as the top security gadgets which provide ultimate protection for your personal data and guarantee that your data will be unavailable to any third party. In most cases it is true and spy software is hard to install on iOS without getting access to a target device. I challenged the iOS security with spystealth application which is available at https://www.spystealth.com.

What is Spystealth?
It is a simple yet effective application which on the target end (it means on the end of a target user) is almost unperceivable and on the user end provides a full-fledged interface tracking all actions of a target user from the phone.
The only problem you will need to cope with is getting physical access to a target phone and performing correct installation. A target user may be notified about being tracked or an app icon can be hidden during installation for a target user to be unaware of being tracked.

Whether to hide the icon or not is your decision. I personally recommend to hide the icon from kids and to warn your employees on being tracked as this may be regarded as intervention into one’s personal life.

What features are available in the application?
Omitting the installation the software performs great. On the target end it does not show any signs of performance or existence, while on the user end it shows you a complete log of actions from iPhone or iPad.
The spystealth application tracks:
– calls and messages, sent and received via standard SMS
– email including gmail messages
– third party messengers – Facebook, Viber, WhatsApp, Skype, Instragram, BBM
– new contacts in the phone
– GPS location tracking
– mobile phone blocking

The software interface is user friendly, though a bit complicated and overburdened from the first sight.
The left panel of the interface shows all the activities as well as a number of updates each event or action has.
On choosing a desired option a new window options showing you the updates. You can easily switch among applications which have got the updates, or view all the updates from all the applications.

Let us take messages to understand how the application works. On opening the tab with new messages, you will see a list of new messages received on and sent from a target phone. You will see a text message, time when the message was received or sent, a contact name with whom a target phone started conversation or get the message from.
All the updates are tracked in real time. You can set the frequency of receiving alerts and a way you would like to receive the notifications. You can receive SMS containing texts of the messages  a target phone sends or receives or containing a link on a location of target phone.

Such a simple experiment proves that iPhones and iPads are rather vulnerable and allow for tracking activity. The spystelath application appears to be a good solution though with certain  cons. For example, the user interface being too complicated and burdened with options you will never use. The next embarrassing thing about the application is frequency of getting notifications. If you do not change the frequency or you spy a very active phone user, then you will get notifications way to often.

Spystealth is not the only application I tried to spy iPhones. Among its pros there are the scope of options and functions it provides. Be sure, it is hard to find an application tracking as much of personal data as this application.
From the other hand the app has only a paid version. It will be better to provide a limited, but free one.

Is it really to spy on iPhone without jailbreaking?

Each person has secrets and other people sometimes want to unthread them. Previously, the prerogative to spy on somebody belonged to secret agents, detectives and other special services. They received information with the help of special bugs that were stealthily installed on a phone line in an apartment, office or vehicle of a person.

The adventures of such special services were depicted in a number of movies. It was always interesting to see how they discreetly penetrated to ordinary premises and high-security facilities. Probably everyone wanted to be in their shoes and certainly desired to experience the same level of tension and the feeling of supreme importance.

At the present day, it is much easier to spy on every person and get the desired information. The epoch of cell phones brought unlimited communication possibilities and gave an opportunity to spy on people.

Not everyone can even know that it is really possible and may consider this information untruthful. However, it is a reality. Possibility to spy on became possible due to the invention of spying applications.

After the installation of a spying application on a phone of the necessary person, you receive almost full control over the information traffic. You may get access to calls, text messages, location, information about internet surfing; to put it simply, you get access to all data you need. The main point is that the owner of a phone will never find out the presence of a spy application on the mobile phone.

The most disputable question concerning this topic is a possibility to spy on iPhone without jailbreaking. The point is that the manufacturer intentionally blocked the possibility to download apps from outside sources. You may use only applications, presented in the App Store. In order to use other software you will be made to jailbreak your phone and only then, you will have an opportunity to install all necessary programs.

Surely, the detractors of jailbreaking may say that intervention in the operating system may cause some undesired consequences to the operation of a device, though in fact it does not bring any harm. After you get the complete control over your cell phone, it will permit you to download the so required spying app.

Certainly, if you face the issue for the first time, you may need to know what applications are safe and will not bring problems to your device. One of such applications is SpyStealth. A great number of users downloaded the app and there were no complaints on its compatibility with jailbroken iPhones.

In fact, impossibility to download software from external source is the desire of a device manufacturer to induce users buy applications only in the official store.