We recently featured a story about three criminals in Texas who used Raspberry Pis to steal more than $5,000 from ATMs. We also discussed how hackers can hack into your smartphones remotely. However, this time the content we are talking about makes even those stories “normal”. In recent months, Chinese media have reported that a new type of “spy device” is being sold online. These so-called “phones” feature a headphone jack with a hidden camera that lets you take photos even when the screen is off. Details are here…
Chinese criminals are selling modified phones with hidden cameras
According to recent reports, criminals in China are selling modified phones with hidden cameras that can be used to secretly film people in public places. The phones generally sell online for around 2,000 yuan ($275-$300). Attackers modify phones by removing the front camera and plugging it into the headphone jack.
They also install a special app that allows the phone to record even when it is turned off. Sellers of modified phones claim they are “invisible” and can be used to secretly film people in public places. Chinese police have warned people to be careful when buying these phones because they can be used to invade people’s privacy.
Currently, many social network users have become victims of this “unethical” technology. Unfortunately, while technology makes our lives easier in many ways, it can also make the world a harder place to live for people by facilitating criminal activity. We also can’t offer any advice to our readers other than to be aware of your surroundings. If you see someone behaving suspiciously, such as holding their phone in an unusual way, be careful.
Source: Port Altele
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