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Sports team finds listening device during routine TSCM bug sweep.

A sophisticated bugging device has been found in a hotel meeting room ahead of the Bledisloe Cup rugby clash between the Australian teams the All Blacks and the Wallabies, officials confirmed on Saturday.

August 19th, 2016|

Family feud: NY man charged with eavesdropping on his family.

Bottom line: don't spy on your family! Many people who want to play James Bond end up looking more like Inspector Clouseau. The vast supply of monitoring devices available from online spy shops temp many to eavesdrop on their bosses, competitors, friends and families. A [...]

August 19th, 2016|

Spy tool maker can be sued for wiretap violations.

A federal appeals court in Ohio has revived a lawsuit against a company accused of helping a husband spy on his wife and her online friend in violation of state and federal wiretap laws. The case is one of several in recent years to highlight the increasing presence of easy-to-use electronic spy tools in domestic life and divorce proceedings, where evidence of infidelity can carry a tremendous advantage.

August 18th, 2016|

Is Pokémon Go poking holes in your security?

Pokémon Go players could be using corporate accounts or devices to play the game. According to cloud platform provider CloudLock, the first release of the Pokémon Go app, which launched in the United States in early July, requested full access to users’ Google accounts (which were used to register player accounts) through an OAuth connection. This permission, which most users granted without reading the registration screen or considering potential security implications, allowed the app to access to all of the information synced to a user’s account, including contact, calendar and files stored on the device.

August 17th, 2016|

Hidden camera found in apartment vent.

Small covert cameras are difficult to spot. Neighbors are on edge in an Indianapolis apartment complex after a couple found a hidden camera in their apartment. The couple found the camera in their bathroom vent Sunday. We are regularly called to inspect areas to help insure privacy. Not just bathrooms, but targets could include offices, conference rooms, or any place where privacy and confidentiality is desired.

August 17th, 2016|

History: Spy radios, hacking when it counts.

World War II can be thought of as the first electronic war. Radio technology was firmly established commercially by the late 1930s and poised to make huge contributions to the prosecution of the war on all sides. Radio was rapidly adopted into the battlefield, which led to advancements in miniaturization and ruggedization of previously bulky and fragile vacuum tube gear. Radios were soon being used for everything from coordinating battlefield units to detonating anti-aircraft artillery shells.

August 16th, 2016|