Unknown to many is that office phone systems have a similar "feature" to the notorious Apple FaceTime bug. "Auto-answer" features can allow incoming calls to any extension to be automatically answered and microphones turned on without the target user taking any action, leaving the phone on hook, and not even knowing it had happened.
While trying to grab some last minute Christmas gifts I couldn't help but notice a large display of eavesdropping devices at throw-away prices. Be on the look out as such covert devices become more and more popular. They may start showing up in your office.
Looking for something to do in NY this holiday season? The KGB Spy Museum is opening in the Chelsea area of New York this December.
SEC does not approve of insider trading after eavesdropping. (Minnesota man finds out the hard way.)
How valuable is conversation? Much of your day to day conversation may need to be kept confidential. Even if you know you are discussing critical, private matters, those around you may not have the same understanding. Eavesdropping resulted in $140,000 in fines for a Minnesota man who eavesdropped on his wife's conference calls.
What can hide in a picture frame? Artist Banksy builds an automated shredder in art frame sold at Sotheby’s.
What could be hiding inside a picture frame? Street artist Banksy installed a shredder that, when remotely activated, proceeded to destroy, half way, his painting that just sold for approximately 1.1 million dollars.
Eavesdropping digital recorder accidentally discovered in confidential board meeting- Camden, Delaware.
Conducting sweeps of conference rooms prior to confidential meetings is critical if you want to protect the information being discussed. A felony wiretapping charge is being brought against a past board member due to the discovery of a hidden digital recorder being discovered during a confidential meeting. It was found when a participant in the meeting accidentally knocked a TV remote off of a table and found the recorder hidden under a cloth when retrieving the remote. It was determined that it had been recording for over an hour.
In all major industries, conversations in board rooms and meeting rooms contain the most valuable and critical information. This article looks at reports of LG Display conducting sweeps in their Seoul office, recent theft of trade secrets cases, and the value of professional TSCM in protecting board rooms and securing trade secret discussions.
Rolls Royce has introduced their new "Privacy Suite" for the Phantom extended wheelbase model. No more listening in (from the front seat) to the conversations of the CEO or celebrity, in the rear. The Privacy Suite uses electrochromatic glass (also known as "smart glass") to separate the front seats from the rear compartments. They have also added a "frequency specific" sound-absorption material that inhibits the transmission of conversations from the rear to the front of the vehicle.
Albuquerque Public Schools keeps an eye on it's employees. May seem reasonable considering all the concerns regarding those responsible for our children. How they go about it may be up for discussion. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) Aug 15, 2018 - A federal court is deciding if [...]
The investigation began on May 4 when another Cree employee found the card laying on a sidewalk at the Cree campus. According to the affidavit, Cree's IT department determined the card was last used on Bell's work computer, where more than 32,000 files were transferred.