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IOT Update: Arlo Pro battery powered camera now with audio- creating a more serious eavesdropping threat.

Earlier this year I wrote about a few different consumer security cameras on the market that pose unique eavesdropping threats (here). One of the more popular cameras has been the Arlo, sold by Netgear, available at outlets such as Best Buy and Sam's Club. The Arlo was [...]

October 14th, 2016|

Royal bugging? NOT. News of William and Kate being bugged deemed false.

Celebrity status has it's downside- gossip. News recently came out in the British tabloids  (RadarOnline) that Prince William and Kate Middleton had listening devices found throughout their home. It seems they can relax. Another popular site,, which tries to police the tabloids, asserts the claims are all false. [...]

October 14th, 2016|

Evidence of eavesdropping may be right in front of you.

Even the best eavesdroppers may be nervous or have a lot on their minds. This could cause them to be careless when planting a bug or listening device. This would be true if they were spy-shop amateurs, disgruntled employees, or even state sponsored agents. Failure to clean up well after installing a device could be the clue that gives them away.

October 5th, 2016|

Espionage Research Institute International holds 2016 TSCM and Counterespionage Conference

Our blog posts have been a bit scarce recently due to a fairly busy schedule. One weekend was well spent attending the 2016 conference of Espionage Research Institute International (ERII), held in yearly in the Washington, DC area. ERII is made up of a number [...]

September 30th, 2016|

How well do you secure your meetings? John Kerry meets Egyptian security.

Security stopped John Kerry to ask if he was carrying a phone with camera "No camera?" as he was entering a meeting with the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi. The guard appears to continue to ask the next person behind Kerry as well, just doing his job!

September 5th, 2016|

Eavesdropping on City Hall- Phone System Used for Wiretapping

Former Lake Station mayor had secretly recorded approximately 425,000 calls between Oct. 12, 2011, and Aug. 13, 2015, and continued the activity even after being released on bond as his federal corruption cases were pending. An audit of your phone system operations can help reveal potential misuse such as this. Almost all telecom systems in use today have features that can allow various forms of eavesdropping to take place.

September 5th, 2016|