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Spy bugs can now be hidden almost anywhere


Posted on Sunday, 31 December, 2017 | Comment icon 9 comments

Business rivals are among those who use bugs to gain the upper hand. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Discott
Demand for bug-sweeping services is now higher than ever due to how easily such devices can be hidden.
From wall sockets to fire alarms - even the smallest and most mundane of household items now has the potential to hide a surveillance device that can be accessed remotely from anywhere in the world.

The rate of advancement in this area is certainly concerning - especially given that just 10-15 years ago it would have been necessary for someone to be in close proximity to acquire any data.

Now though, the individual doing the spying can simply listen in whenever they feel like it.

Matt Horan, security director of C31A Solutions, is one of a number of experts whose bug-sweeping services have been in increasingly high demand over the last few years.

Clients such as high-profile businessmen and politicians who believe that their rivals may have bugged their home can pay for an expert to sweep the property with special bug-detecting equipment.

Board rooms, yachts and other premises used by the high-ranking and wealthy are also prime targets.

"Nine times out of ten you don't find anything," said Horan.

"However, there are occasions when you do find stuff."

When a surveillance device is found, one option for clients is to actually leave it in place and feed misinformation to whoever is listening in.

Either that, or, as Horan puts it, 'smash a hole in the wall and take it out'.

Source: Sky News | Comments (9)

Tags: Bugs, Spying

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Taun on 30 December, 2017, 17:15
If anyone is spying on me they are being bored to tears...
Comment icon #2 Posted by Truthseeker007 on 30 December, 2017, 17:20
Not to mention the Amazon Alexa which is a total spy bot.
Comment icon #3 Posted by seaturtlehorsesnake on 30 December, 2017, 20:27
right? i feel sorry for them, really. or heck who knows, maybe they like watching silly musicals on netflix with me.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Taun on 30 December, 2017, 20:57
With me it's reruns of "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show" and "My Mother The Car"...
Comment icon #5 Posted by seaturtlehorsesnake on 30 December, 2017, 21:13
now, the first of course would make some good spy-watching, but the second? those poor agents...
Comment icon #6 Posted by Nzo on 31 December, 2017, 16:17
They spend thousands sweeping a room only to have one of the occupants bring in their phones which ends up recording and transmitting all information in Real Time to whomever wants to know it. We live in an age of surveillance. Now they are mapping our faces and taking our DNA. I have come to the conclusion that we are now under the governance of some kind of super intelligence computer. It does not act benevolent so I am assuming it is malevolent... Sky net is alive and well.
Comment icon #7 Posted by FateAmeniableToChange on 31 December, 2017, 18:49
I think Darpa and places like Google's R+D would blow everyones mind! And scare them! No environment above ground is totally secure, even window vibrations can be deciphered amongst many techniques
Comment icon #8 Posted by pallidin on 31 December, 2017, 23:03
The technology is there, and has been for at least a few decades. But why the paranoia? For the most part the government has better things to "monitor" than your non-threat psycho drama. You're really not "important" to anyone but yourself.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Nzo on 31 December, 2017, 23:54
Well, the problem is that you and yours are being tapped daily. Maybe one day you are in a debate with someone of a different religion and things get heated up and you say some nonsensical stuff that you would only say under a passionate debate. Well, now you are possibly on some terror list or some kind of list and next time you fly over the border, you get the absolute pleasure of having a minimum wage miscreant shoving their gloved hand up your yoohoo. Or you are having intimate relations with someone where there should not be a camera and it is all filmed and then for whatever reason ends ... [More]


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