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posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 12:54 PM
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New software uses smartphone camera for spying


www.washingtontimes.com

Researchers from the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center have developed malicious software that can remotely seize control of the camera on an infected smartphone and employ it to spy on the phone’s user.

The malware, dubbed “PlaceRaider,” “allows remote hackers to reconstruct rich, three-dimensional models of the smartphone owner’s personal indoor spaces through completely opportunistic use of the camera,” the researchers said in a study published last week.
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posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 12:54 PM
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Seems the government has been watching CBS's Person of Interest.

Watching the show I knew that turning a cell phone in to a clandestine means of surveillance was easily possible.

Clone cell phones have been possible almost since they were invented.

They now have the ability to know where you go(gps) who your talking to,what you are saying, and now tactical information.

Don't think Orwell even thought of this.

What say you?

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posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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very scary,
i remember something similar in an old bat man movie,
talk about the wrong name for a device,
its not a smart phone,
its a portable bugging device that can be used as a phone



xploder



posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 02:12 PM
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Researchers from the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center have developed


I don't understand their motivation for revealing this.

Seems like something they should keep a secret.



posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 02:17 PM
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please give all chinese government leaders, and islamic fundamentalists smart phones...we need the intel. they can eye-phone each other as much as they want to.



posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 02:27 PM
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The current government is not known for its opsec operational security could be a disinformation campaign designed to "scare" would be spies.

Who knows government has never been known for its abundance of "intelligence".
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posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 02:29 PM
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Doesnt matter anyway.. in any secure building or office.. you lock your phones in a locker. Been this way for a long time and basically since phones started to have cameras and GPS its been this way.



posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 02:42 PM
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could be a disinformation campaign designed to "scare" would be spies


That's kind of what I was thinking. Keep 'em occupied on something that isn't there.



posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 02:47 PM
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Originally posted by Advantage
Doesnt matter anyway.. in any secure building or office.. you lock your phones in a locker. Been this way for a long time and basically since phones started to have cameras and GPS its been this way.


Except for millions of Americans who do not work in secure buildings.

Inventions desgined to spy on the public "never ever would they"



posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 02:53 PM
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Originally posted by neo96

Originally posted by Advantage
Doesnt matter anyway.. in any secure building or office.. you lock your phones in a locker. Been this way for a long time and basically since phones started to have cameras and GPS its been this way.


Except for millions of Americans who do not work in secure buildings.

Inventions desgined to spy on the public "never ever would they"


And so what, Neo?? They dont need special software to spy through phones.. anything can be gleaned from any number of ways. This story is BS to manipulate or just plain old BS because some doof will buy it. You can spy online remotely for Gods sake. Roll your eyes at that. Your crap attitude is getting annoying.



posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 03:43 PM
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They are going to be sooooo bored if they spy on me...what a waste of time...vacuuming, laundry and cleaning dog poo.



posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 04:43 PM
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I was always fearful of the webcam on my laptop being used in that fashion, but i guess it's no surprise that the phones would be a logical target as well since most new models have forward and rear facing cameras...twice the surveillance potential.



posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 05:43 PM
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Well normally, unless I am on a video call, the phone is never looking at anything more interesting than either the ceiling, a table (depending on front/back camera) or the inside of a pocket.



posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 08:48 PM
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If this is bs now, it won't be bs for long. Thanks for the heads up.

Yeah, I think our tech has already gone way beyond anything Orwell imagined.

What's scary is that the tech will only grow more discreet & invasive.



posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 09:18 PM
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wanna shut your phone down from spying when your not using it?
Or from GPS tracking by law enforcement?
www.mia-mobi.com

A simple resolve to these issues.. change the game
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posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 09:55 PM
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Why not just wrap the phone in heavy duty aluminum foil? You don't get bragging rights for spending $65-$150 which is more than some people spend on their phone, but it probably works just as well.



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 05:56 AM
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Originally posted by Arbitrageur
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Why not just wrap the phone in heavy duty aluminum foil? You don't get bragging rights for spending $65-$150 which is more than some people spend on their phone, but it probably works just as well.

Yeah,. lets carry a role of aluminum foil around with us so we can rewrap the phone after each use..
good one., Most people would get to the $65 bucks in foil after a week.
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posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 07:39 AM
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Lead-lined X-ray proof film pouch works just as well or better for about $15-$35

second line

ganjoa



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 07:53 AM
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The static bags you get electronic equipment shipped in is the best way to kill any signal on a phone.



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 08:04 PM
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Lead lined? umm I will pass
the handy sleeve i purchased is silver lined. and kills the signal quickly..
and Ive tried the plastic bags for electronics.. not so much..

Oh and for you cheappocket people.. buy a stainless martini shaker, that will help
Any of you have company phones? your boss might be keeping tabs on your whereabouts.. fyi





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