Somebody’s watching! When cameras are more than just ‘smart’

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] Every year the number of smart devices grows. Coffee machines, bracelets, fridges, cars and loads of other useful gadgets have now gone smart. We are now seeing the emergence of smart streets, roads and even cities. Devices such as smart cameras have long been part of everyday life for many, as communication devices, components in security and video surveillance systems, to keep an eye…

Scientists claim ‘sonic attacks’ in Cuba were likely caused by poorly engineered eavesdropping devices

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][ul_tc timing=’linear’ duration=’1100′ delay=’0′][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′] US embassy workers in Cuba fell ill after hearing high-pitch sounds [/li_tc][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′] The ‘sonic attacks’ were experienced in their homes and hotel rooms [/li_tc][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′] It was thought that ‘sonic weapons’ might have been used against them [/li_tc][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′] Scientists at the University of Michigan believe that poorly engineered eavesdropping devices might’ve produced the painful sound [/li_tc][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′]…

Stalker-assisting spy devices: Bugs & hacking software sold online for £20

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] USB charging cable with hidden eavesdropping GSM device (SIM card slot) ©Shapestones. [nbsp_tc] Technology has advanced so quickly that stalkers are now able to carry out digital surveillance on their targets – bugging their phones and accessing their locations with ease, victims’ groups warn.[br_tc]Everyday more and more people are engaging in stalking, using listening devices that cost as little as £20 ($28) some of…

New LTE attacks open users to eavesdropping, fake messages, location spoofing

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] A group of researchers has uncovered ten new attacks against the 4G LTE wireless data communications technology for mobile devices and data terminals. The attacks exploit design flaws in the communications protocol and unsafe practices employed by the stakeholders and can be used to achieve things like impersonating existing users, spoofing the location of the victim device, delivering fake emergency and warning messages, eavesdropping…

This smartphone cuts off your camera and microphone so no spy agencies can watch you

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][ul_tc timing=’linear’ duration=’1100′ delay=’0′][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′] Cybersecurity firm DarkMatter has unveiled its first smartphone [/li_tc][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′] Katim is designed to stop spy agencies listening to you [/li_tc][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′] It is an Android smartphone with a 5.2-inch display and strong encryption [/li_tc][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′] One security feature called “shield mode” disconnects power from the microphone and camera on the device, so nobody can spy on your conversations [/li_tc][/ul_tc]…

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