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Wireless keyboard eavesdropping threat

Security researcher Marc Newlin, of Bastille Networks, has revealed a security hole in a number of wireless keyboards and mice. They dubbed the hacking tool "KeySniffer". The vulnerability can allow a hacker to eavesdrop on everything being entered from confidential text to passwords or financial information. [...]

July 27th, 2016|

Anti-Spy-Phone attachment being developed by Snowden and Huang

Edward Snowden and Andrew Huang are designing a device to help protect smartphones from eavesdropping. Whether you are a journalist worried about government control, or anyone with confidential conversations, their idea could help protect your phone. Edward Snowden expressed the concern that sophisticated malware could control your phone to make [...]

July 21st, 2016|

Old spy techniques still apply- homing pigeons and shortwave radio code numbers.

New technology always presents new challenges for combating espionage, but the old techniques don't go away and continue to be used. Recent news regarding ISIS and North Korean spycraft points to this. Jordanian security forces capture homing pigeon delivered by ISIS [Jerusalem Post] In a press conference that [...]

July 21st, 2016|

Tech alert: Manipulating phone commands by distorted audio and radio transmission.

Techniques that can hijack "always listening" features. by Charles Patterson The introduction of voice recognition to numerous devices and phone apps adds a new security element to consider. Google Now ("OK Google"), Siri, Cortana, and the Amazon Echo are working their way into our lives. Can voice control [...]

July 16th, 2016|

First rule of Spy Club- Don’t post about it on social media!

Russian FSB graduates party and post it online. Don't post it! This could be said for many jobs, professions, and organizations. If the work you do has any confidentiality to it, don't go posting social media updates unless you are sure it's public knowledge. And if you've had a [...]

July 14th, 2016|

Motivation for becoming a spy.

From a recent interview published at pri.org. What would it take to turn you into an informer against your country? For Gregory Allen Justice, a Boeing engineer from Culver City, California, arrested by the FBI last week on espionage charges, the answer appears to have been $3,500. [...]

July 14th, 2016|