Monday, January 18, 2010

Your Mobile phone: The Spy at Hand

Personnel bugging just became easier with recent developments in “spy phone” software. With any of the increasingly easily affordable and available remote wiretapping programme installed on your phone, that phone becomes a microphone that can be used to eavesdrop on you thousands of kilometers away! According to Newsweek (June 6, 2009) “ The programs are inexpensive, and the transfer requires no special skill. The would-be spy needs to get his hands on your phone to press keys authorizing the download, but it takes just a few minutes-about the time needed to download a ringtone.” Phones given as gifts –by the boss or a suspicious lover, for example, could more easily come pre-loaded!
Newsweek describes some of the stunning powers now widely available in the new generation of -user-friendly spy-phone software : “ The latest programs can silently turn on handset microphones even when no call is being made, allowing a spy to listen to voices in a room halfway around the world. Targets are none the wiser: neither call logs nor phone bills show records of the secretly transmitted data.”
More than 200 companies currently sell spy-phone software online, at prices as low as $50. For now, according to the Newsweek, antivirus and security programs developed for computers require too much processing power, even for smart phones. Moreover, most people still haven't given the threat much thought. (
Yea, the new world order mafias definitely don’t want anyone thinking anyway.