For a long time before the era of the internet, smaller things were the mark of a cheating spouse – lipstick on a shirt and unusual perfume on a suit there. Smarter players could get away with cheating on their spouses for all 365 days of the year.
There were no records to incriminate people years after. Then the internet happened, and along came snoopy technology that does not forget. Today, a cheating spouse is never fully safe with their secret. Here are the different ways technology can get you caught after cheating.
Location and GPS trackers follow you
Spouses today have picked up on GPS and location trackers as a way of monitoring partners they don’t trust. Once huge devices, trackers have been reimagined today to smaller sizes that can fit anywhere.
You will not know it, but your spouse might have fitted one of your shirt buttons with a tracker the day you went out on a cheating mission. Other GPS and location trackers are located inside mobile phones and other personal devices in the form of apps and other software.
These GPS and location trackers transmit real-time data regarding where the target is. Some spouses go as far as recording their spouses in the act with other people using nanny cams.
The Phone Tracker app helps you track your spouse down to every last location he/she visits. Once you install it on their phone, it can also track every website and app he/she visits. You can then know if he/she visited any dating apps, hotel sites and other platforms recently.
Browser history sticks around
As surprising as it sounds, many people still forget to delete their browser history. Smart spouses use private tabs when going on non-ethical internet missions, but not everyone can remember to be so keen.
Browsers keep the history of every page, website and link you clicked during a session. Closing a browser and all open tabs after a session doesn’t necessarily delete this history. Your spouse can, accidentally or not, discover all the websites you’ve been visiting by opening the history section in your browser’s menu.
She will know if you’ve been checking out dating sites, pornography sites or even booking hotel rooms secretly. If you are one of the tech-savvy ones that sync their mobile, PC and tablet browsers together, the danger becomes threefold.
Sharing computers + auto-fill passwords endanger you
On personal computers, many users turn on the auto-fill feature, allowing login information to automatically fill itself in when accessing a website. The feature works wonders for a seamless browsing experience.
It also exposes you to the risk of having your spouse discover every website you visit without your permission. This is common among spouses that share computers in the home.
Additionally, email platforms like Gmail allow users on personal PCs to access their accounts without reclogging in. This loophole can get her access to every digital invoice and receipt you think you hid out of her reach.
Data recovery exposes destroyed secrets
Technology is amazing, sometimes in disappointing ways. One sure way is how permanent deletion on devices doesn’t guarantee permanent deletion in its truest sense.
Tech experts say there is always a record of every file in a device stored somewhere, even when it’s permanently deleted.’ Some spouses get their cheating evidence by collecting scraps of information off old, discarded SIM cards and abandoned hard drives.
Mobile phone log and text message history
Perhaps the most dangerous way technology lets down cheating spouses is through phone logs. Every phone has this feature and it extends to text messages to. Unless individuals are smart enough to delete incriminating messages with non-spouses, a snooping spouse can always read them.
Some phones do not provide the option of deleting some call logs and leaving others. Your spouse can, therefore, locate every last number you’ve ever called and plan her revenge. She doesn’t have to wait for the call logs that come with the phone bill, which can be just as damaging.