Bugged Appeal Fails Meth Dealing Yandina Seven Biker

Bugged! Appeal Fails for Meth Dealing ‘Yandina Seven’ Biker

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Bugged!  Appeal Fails for Meth Dealing ‘Yandina Seven’ Biker.  A biker who had his house bugged and phone calls tapped has had an appeal against his drug convictions thrown out.  Queensland Court of Appeal [Australia] has rejected the the convicted drug dealer’s appeal.   Paul Jeffery Lansdowne, one of the “Yandina Seven” group, was the target of a covert police …

Smishing, Tinderbots and Tapjacking – Cyber Risks Explained by Blackstone Consultancy Ltd

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Smishing, Tinderbots and Tapjacking – Cyber Risks Explained  by Blackstone Consultancy  ( http://blackstoneconsultancy.com/2017/08/05/smishing-tinderbots-and-tapjacking-how-to-protect-yourself-from-the-cyber-unknown/ )   Over the past decade there have been numerous advancements in digital communications which have vastly improved the efficiency of our everyday lives. Unfortunately, as more of our personal and professional devices become connected to the Internet, cybercrime becomes a clear and present danger. According to …

Free Stingray Detector Apps Spies Could Outsmart

Free Stingray Detector Apps that Spies Could Outsmart

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Free Stingray-Detector Apps Spies Could Outsmart.  As smartphone users have become more aware that fake cell phone towers, known as IMSI catchers or stingrays, can spy on them, developers have rushed to offer apps that detect when your phone connects to one. Unfortunately, it seems, those tools aren’t as effective as they claim. Watching the watchers turns out to be …

Union alleges NZ Post ‘secretly eavesdropping’ on private conversations

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Union alleges NZ Post ‘secretly eavesdropping’ on private conversations. New Zealand post is accused of “secretly eavesdropping” on private conversations recorded between posties and homeowners, the Postal Workers Union claims.   The audio recordings are alleged to have been made from devices on the state-owned enterprise’s new four-wheel-drive Paxster postal delivery vehicles, which are currently being rolled out throughout the …

Canadian diplomats in Havana also affected by suspected ‘sonic device’ which left US officials with hearing damage

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Canadian diplomats in Havana also affected by suspected ‘sonic device’ which left US officials with hearing damage. Canadian diplomats have been affected by a suspected “sonic device” placed near embassy property in Havana, the Canadian government has confirmed – a day after US officials said that their staff in Cuba have suffered from severe hearing loss. Ottawa said that at least …

Cuban diplomats expelled by US amid ‘hearing loss’ claims

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Cuban diplomats expelled by US amid ‘hearing loss’ claims.  Washington has expelled two Cuban diplomats after US embassy staff in Havana suffered mysterious physical symptoms, the US state department said. It was not immediately clear what had happened, with spokeswoman Heather Nauert saying there were no “definitive answers about the source or cause”. Reports suggest US diplomats could have suffered …

All Blacks bugging: 9V battery key piece of evidence in Adrian Gard hearing

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All Blacks bugging: 9V battery key piece of evidence in Adrian Gard hearing. A 9V battery has emerged as the key piece of evidence being contested at the hearing of All Blacks security consultant Adrian Gard. He told All Blacks management he found the listening device hidden inside a chair in the Intercontinental Hotel on August 15 last year. Gard …

All Blacks bug in Sydney hotel was active

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A counter espionage expert tested the bugging device found in the All Blacks’ Sydney hotel and discovered its nine-volt battery was active, a court has heard. Julian Claxton told the Downing Centre Local Court on Tuesday that the New Zealand rugby team’s security guard Adrian Gard claimed the battery had ”definitely” been attached to the bug when he found it. …

All Blacks bugging: Man charged over device found in team's Sydney hotel room

All Blacks manager Darren Shand ‘shocked’ after listening device found

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All Blacks manager Darren Shand ‘shocked’ after listening device found at team’s hotel, court told. All Blacks rugby union team manager Darren Shand has told a Sydney court he was “shocked” when a listening device was discovered at the team’s hotel in Sydney last year. Adrian Gard, who was a security guard for the All Blacks for 10 years, has …

Alexa Hack Allows Continuous Eavesdropping

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Alexa Hack Allows Continuous Eavesdropping.  The Amazon Echo, that living room gadget that acts as a home for the Alexa smart personal assistant, can be hacked to allow eavesdropping on unsuspecting consumers. Researchers at MWR InfoSecurity have created a proof of concept for an attack that allows miscreants to record and stream conversations that take place within Alexa’s “hearing,” and …