The Camera On Your Cellphone Can Be
Captured and Used to Spy on You
Taxpayer-funded programs have created malware for Android
smartphones that can remotely take over your phone's camera and
use it to spy on you, according to reports in the Washington Times
According to Christina DesMarais at PC World:
They call it "visual malware" dubbed PlaceRaider that uses the
phone's camera and other sensors to create three-dimensional
models of indoor environments that bad guys could
download, study and use to steal "virtual objects" such as financial
documents, information on computer monitors, and personal
Researchers from the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center
developed the software along with researchers from the school of
Informatics and Computing at Indiana University in
Bloomington, thanks to a grant from the National Science
But PlaceRaider may be the most sophisticated spy
technology yet. The report says, “PlaceRaider thus
turns an individual's mobile device against him- or
herself, creating an advanced surveillance platform
capable of reconstructing the user's physical
environment for exploration and exploitation.”
DesMarais notes that it may be a bit early to worry
that your smartphone is surreptitiously creating a
3-D model of your apartment or recording your
computer's keystrokes while it sits on your desk.
He continued, "Cell phones are now the little snitch
in your pocket. Cell phones tell me where you are,
what you do, who you talk to, everybody you
researchers with the
U.S. military developed
an Android app that
creates a 3D map of a
by taking candid photos
orientation data with
While they can prove phones are capable of doing
these kinds of tricks, and even if doing so gives real
CRIMINALS IDEAS, the average hacker can’t pull off
such shenanigans on his own.”
Perhaps the concern should be, not that individual
“bad guys” might hack your phone to steal your
credit card number, but that the government itself
might be collecting your information. As Kade Ellis
of Privacy SOS and the ACLU reported, a security
expert says that everyone who was at Occupy Wall
Street had their cell phone surveyed by the NYPD
(NewYork Police Department).
And IF the NYPD or other government agencies
spying on you through your cell phone doesn't make
you NERVOUS, perhaps Rambam's last comment
will: he says that the government is “amateur”
compared to big business.
“Your privacy today isn't being invaded
by big brother -- it's being invaded by big
What happens when you download an
application from Google’s “Play Store”
More than 140 million Android, BlackBerry and
Nokia phones may be watching their owner's
Software running on 140 million mobile phones is
tracking its users actions, from dialing to surfing
Malicious Software Turns Your Cell Phone Against
But for now, most users are stuck, unable to even
turn off or uninstall the program.
"Even where a device is out of contract, there is no
off switch to stop the application from gathering
You know your phone is smart, but
just how smart is it?
• Smart enough to sense your every movement.
• Smart enough to capture your every word.
• Smartphones possess an arsenal of powerful
features — including microphones, GPS
receivers, accelerometers and Wi-Fi antennas
— that are meant to help users communicate
and access information, but those very same
tools can also be used for spying.
Your Tech Gadgets Are Spying on You!
The U.S. government
program that allows
security officials to spy on
people’s Internet activity
— confirm what
conspiracy theorists have
long been foretelling: Big
Brother is watching.
How Your Mobile Phone Can Spy On
You, Thanks to the FBI
The FBI is capable of tracking your cell phone,
pinpointing your location, sending you targeted
messages, and even reconfiguring the
characteristics of your phone. The details of FBI
spying, the power of intrusive 21st century
government technology, and the extent of state
collusion with telecommunications companies
have all been exposed in a recent legal battle.
The Government Spying On You Through Your
Own Computer’s Webcam Or Microphone
• A group that calls itself the Chaos Computer Club
prompted a public outcry here recently when it
discovered that German state investigators were using
spying software capable of turning a computer’s
webcam and microphone into a sophisticated
• The club …announced last Saturday it had analyzed
the hard drives of people who had been investigated
and discovered that they were infected with a Trojan
horse program that gave the police the ability to log
keystrokes, capture screenshots and activate cameras
• In December 2012, cybersecurity firm ReVuln discovered a
flaw in Samsung's then-newest-generation of smart TVs.
• The flaw granted hackers access to viewers' sensitive data,
such as viewing history and remote files. It also let hackers
spread malware to USB devices attached to TVs.
• Luigi Auriemma and Donato Ferrante, co-CEOs of ReVuln,
said any device that takes an input from the environment,
whether it's using Wi-Fi or some other means, is
• It's also interesting to consider that even a device not
accessible from the Internet is at risk because it can be
attacked from LAN [a local area network] through a
compromised PC, or via other attack vectors like USB or
Facebook works with CIA
CIA Reveals Facebook to be Part of
Patriot Act, Zuckerberg Secret Agent
• Facebook was setup by the C.I.A. Try telling that to most
people and they laugh at it. People seem to think its a
coincidence that Facebook seems to be so intrusive over
and over again. Privacy policies that would make anyone
scratch their head. I'm not going to beat around the bush
with this blog post. Facebook was setup by the C.I.A. as a
data mining project to collect as much information on as
many people as they could. Not only that but it also has
very strong ties to D.A.R.P.A. (Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency)
• D.A.R.P.A. are under the dept. of defense. They would be
the most cutting edge inventors for the government and
military. Super high tech stuff. Things we can't even
imagine exist, they play with every day. D.A.R.P.A. is tied
into all this as well.
Deputy CIA Director, Christopher
Sarinsky speech about Facebook
“After years of secretly monitoring the public, we were
astounded so many people would willingly publicize where
they live, their religious and political views, an alphabetized
list of all their friends, personal emails addresses, phone
numbers, hundreds of photos of themselves, and even
status updates about what they were doing moment to
moment. It is truly a dream come true for the CIA.”
It’s true about how people socialize and share their daily
personal data. CIA uses this advantage plus the applications
on Facebook and the features it provides such as “suggested
friends” that allows the agency to goes deeper into your
network and that they considered it as “It is truly a dream
come true for the CIA”.
How FACEBOOK Spies on You
When you are logged in
When you are logged out
Teens Aren’t Safe on Facebook
• Your Privacy is being invaded – Time to Wake Up!!!
• They are watching every single move you make
through your Phones, PCs and TV sets.
• The spy software in your phones is clever enough to
delete any blurred photos or any that are too dark,
before beaming them to the bad guys.
• The photos could also be used to create a 3D model
of a room.
SO WHAT DO WE DO???
• Share as minimum information on such devices as
• Keep yourself discreet.
• Fight Intelligently – keep the distance from the
enemy by keeping distance from its SPIES.
• Share the truth with others – save yourself and
• Un-Plug Your Self! Don’t let them Fool you so easily –
Some things are still in your hand.