Wednesday, December 28, 2011


A hidden GPS unit can usually be located with a visual inspection.
If you have a baby monitor you might be letting people inadvertently into your home.
If you have a 900 MHz cordless phone throw it in the trash. With a scanner from Radio Shack everyone can hear you!
If you have a "dumb" phone, versus a "smart" (like an iPhone or Blackberry) phone, the chances are of getting spyware on your cellphone are almost nil.
There are lip readers who can tell what people are saying with binoculars. That's why football coaches cover their mouths when they speak.
One of the most common form of eavesdropping is simply listening through walls.
"Eavesdropping" originally came from a person listening with their ears below the window eaves.
Don't use flash drives, pens, or any other souvenirs picked at trade shows in the U.S. or abroad.
If the authorities tap your phone they do it from the central office of the phone company and it is undetectable.
A simple, no frills cell phone will prevent phone hacking. A simple cell phone doesn't have enough memory to store spyware.
With "night shot" on your camcorder you can see clearly the hidden camera on clock radios.
If someone has ordered an extension phone in their home they can listen-in on calls from their former home or former office.
You can call your telephone provider to see if an ex-spouse or former business partner has put in an extension phone in their apartment.
If it can be transmitted through the air it can be intercepted.
Dial 800-444-4444 to see what number you are calling from.
Audio and video recorders can be found by locating a hot spot the device generates which can be detected by the thermal camera.  
All eavesdropping devices have to have a power source. 
The most common eavesdropping device is a cell phone.
The NFL electronically sweeps 32 stadiums before every game.
Most hidden GPS units are easily spotted. Look for a black plastic box under your car.
When doing a bug sweep, remove all the outlet covers and look in there. There should be only 3 wires attached (one a ground).
Eavesdropping devices are most often planted within 20 feet of where conversations take place. 
Some USP memory sticks are actually voice recorders. 
A “bug can be hidden in almost anything.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


You can call a certain phone number to see your phone is tapped.
Even if the wiretap is in the central office of the phone company it can be detected by a TSCM (Technical Surveillance CounterMeasures) specialist.
If you hear scratching noises or clicking on your phone it’s tapped.
You can’t tap a cell phone.
Landlords never put hidden cameras in bathrooms.
A dentist might put eavesdropping devices in your teeth.
Eavesdropping devices can be far from where conversation takes place.
Any private investigator can do a bug sweep with a $50 device bought from the Internet.
Clock radios never have hidden cameras in them.
TSCM sweeps emit electromagnetic radiation.
You don’t have to get a court-order to do a wiretap.
You can do bug sweeps with a iPhone app.
If hidden transmitters are battery-powered they can last for years.
FBI or the police care if you suspect you’re being bugged.