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  • “An Eavesdropping Lamp That Livetweets Private Conversations”

    *Older Article Posted Brian House and Kyle McDonald’s creation, the Conversnitch, impersonates a lightbulb or lamp while eavesdropping on and livetweeting nearby conversations. Photo: Kyle McDonald As former NSA director Michael Hayden learned on an Amtrak train last year, anyone with a smartphone instantly can become a livetweeting snoop. Now a whole crowd of amateur […]

  • “Can you “see” someone’s screen by listening to it?”


  • “Cryptographic agility is key to post-quantum security”

    Although post-quantum security is not an issue for all organisations today, an expert believes that those needing to ensure data is secure for decades to come should aim to achieve cryptographic agility above all else Warwick Ashford Security Editor 23 Aug 2018 15:02 Follow: The threat of quantum computing being able to crack encryption methods currently used […]

  • Surveillance Drones over Mexico

    Thursday, August 23, 2018 SUBSCRIBE LOG IN News A police officer with one of Oaxaca’s new drones. Oaxaca police begin drone surveillance pilot project 40% reduction in crime predicted Thursday, August 23, 2018   Security officials in Oaxaca are anticipating a 40% reduction in crime through the deployment of surveillance drones in at least five […]

  • Covert Operation Stories

    Private Sector Surveillance Detection And Special Protective Operations Covert Operations – Stories From The Field What makes covert operations so interesting, and even funny at times, is that things are purposely not what they seem. I often find myself explaining to people that despite its ‘cool factor’, a covert operation isn’t just conducted for fun. […]

  • HTTPS Helps Mitigate Spyware Attacks

    QUANTUM-As-a-Service   March 9, 2018 “Imagine that your device could be silently commandeered and used to spy on you simply because you surfed the web. No need for anyone to have possession of it and physically install something. No need to trick you into downloading spyware, clicking on a malicious link, or entering your credentials […]

  • Indulge Your Inner Bond

    Ever wanted to be a secret agent? Your dreams will come true at SPYSCAPE, the museum where you’ll learn about spies and become one yourself! Come immerse yourself in a museum like no other in this brand-new Manhattan attraction. At SPYSCAPE, you’re a spy right when you walk in the door. Your Identity Band is […]

  • How Real Spies Operate

    Separating Myth from Reality Former Spies Talk to David Grann About Espionage in the Real World With Dorothy Wickenden May 8, 2017 Russia’s efforts to undermine the 2016 U.S. election show that covert operations are as much a danger now as they were at the height of the Cold War. The staff writer David Grann […]

  • The Secret KGB Manual

    “The document is from the Cold War. But the material it teaches is still being used today by Vladimir Putin’s clandestine cadres. Michael Weiss 12.27.17 5:00 AM ET This is the first of a three-part series based on never-before-published training manuals for the KGB, the Soviet intelligence organization that Vladimir Putin served as an operative, […]

  • Losing your USB Stick can be Problematic

    London Heathrow Airport’s security laid bare by one lost USB stick They’re also incredibly popular – which is why in 2017 we’re still writing about cases like the USB stick found in a west London street that turned out to contain 2.5Gb of unprotected files detailing many of the anti-terrorism procedures and systems used to protect […]