Experts warn of ‘epidemic’ of bugging devices used by stalkers

EXCLUSIVE By James Hockaday for Metro.co.uk More funding and legal powers are needed for police to stop a surge of stalkers using eavesdropping devices to spy on victims, experts have warned. Firms paid to detect the bugs say they’re finding more and more of the devices which are readily available on online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay. Jack Lazzereschi, Technical Director of bug sweeping company Shapestones, says cases of stalking…

Experts warn of ‘epidemic’ of bugging devices used by stalkers

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’1′][/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] More funding and legal powers are needed for police to stop a surge of stalkers using eavesdropping devices to spy on victims, experts have warned. By[nbsp_tc]James Hockaday[nbsp_tc]for Metro.co.uk [nbsp_tc] [/text_tc][spacer_tc pixels=’15’][/spacer_tc][image_tc url=’https://www.shapestones.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/5.png’ timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′ target=’_self’][/image_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] [nbsp_tc] Firms paid to detect the bugs say they’re finding more and more of the devices which are readily available on online…

Amazon Echo turned into snooping device by Chinese hackers

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] ‘ALEXA, SNOOP ON MY WESTERN BUDDIES'[nbsp_tc]is potentially a command Chinese hackers barked at an[nbsp_tc]Amazon Echo[nbsp_tc]after they managed to turn it into a snooping device. By[nbsp_tc]Roland Moore-Colyer [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] Cybersecurity boffins from Chinese firm Tencent’s Blade security research team exploited various vulnerabilities they found in the Echo smart speaker to eventually coax it into becoming[nbsp_tc]an eavesdropping device. The hackers[nbsp_tc]showed off the snooping speaker at the…

Alexa’s ‘Drop In’ Feature Makes Eavesdropping Easy

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’] [spacer_tc pixels=’15’][/spacer_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] With a simple voice command Amazon’s Alexa can help you turn on the lights, play music or order a pizza. There’s also a feature that lets you talk to other Alexa users. But Julie Watts tells us, if you’re not careful, they may be able to listen to you without your knowledge. (3:21) WCCO This Morning – March 14, 2018 Source: CBS…

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…

Donal MacIntyre’s estranged wife is arrested after the TV investigator found a spy camera disguised as a coat hook in his home

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][ul_tc timing=’linear’ duration=’1100′ delay=’0′][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′] Ameera MacIntyre, 43, is accused of using his credit card to buy it on Amazon [/li_tc][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′] She’s also alleged to have used third party to plant the device in his Surrey home [/li_tc][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′] The hook has a tiny lens concealed at the top and a microchip to record sound [/li_tc][/ul_tc][image_tc url=’https://www.shapestones.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/MacIntyre01.png’ timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′ target=’_self’][/image_tc][spacer_tc pixels=’30’][/spacer_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′…

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