Watch Out For Surveillance Devices At Holiday?

Holiday is coming. Most of us prefers to spend our holiday at hotels some of us prefers to keep rented house or rooms. Some people with bad intentions might watch out with spy cameras who stays in their rented rooms. Evenmore sometimes your laptops or phones could be targeted as well. There are some risks for your holiday and to watch out fort o not to encounter into bad situations.

Spy camera issues happening at rented rooms makes security sector busy for a long time. These cameras aims many people especially journalists, businessman on a trip and politicians.

A recent example has been lived in Ireland. At April a family have rented a home for holiday. At holiday this family have found a spy camera at fire alarm and they found that their images have been taken and their images have been shared live. Of course this is one of them. At this kind of journeys secret surveillance devices are a big issue and it becomes a increasing risk day by day.

Actually this is not just one of the risks on our trip because our digital devices like our laptops and phones could be targeted for information. Well what kind of risks can we encounter on our trip? What can we do to protect ourselves from these risks? Kaspersky Lab have shared some information to risks and ways of protection.

What kind of risks can we encounter on our trip?

For instance you can take radio frequeny scanner to scan spy cameras or microphones at your hotel room or your rented apartment. This is very practical and you could easily buy this device. This device which scans radio frequencies tracks electromagnetic waves from microphones or cameras and helps you to find spy cameras and microphones. For example with red led light on this device you can find cameras very easily because camera lenses compared to different lenses on different surfaces they reflect light much more eivdent. Fort his reason led light on radio scanner when you put the scanner onto them you can see bright red light and that shows that you are being watched by a spy camera.

Evenmore there is a much more practical method. You can detech infared cameras by your mobile phone because our mobile phone cameras can detect infared beams. But let’s state right now: devices like iPhone can be much stronger because their infared filter is very strong.

One of the ways to protect youself from being listened by making noise on the background. For example you can distort their voice recording by spilled water from sinks or voices from to prevent your voice from being recorded.

What kind of precautions we can take in our holiday for privacy?

There are some risks for you to protect youself from being watched by spy cameras, microphones, digital devices or smartphones.

Never try to leave your digital devices rambling especially if you’re leaving at your hotel room, try to take your devices with them.

By using a cabled Mouse or your own laptop’s own keypad you can protect youself from unsafe wi-fi risks.

Aunas might be used by people with bad intentions. Fort his reason you should determine thet there are no double way mierors. To determine this this is the simplest method: Put your finger onto the mirror. If you have a gap from your finger to the reflection this is a normal mirror if not this might be a double way mirror.

Well what kind of precautions we can take to protect our privacy at holiday? How can we protect ourselves if we have to protect ourselves? Continues at the news.


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Ata Tekeli

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