How to Find Hidden Cameras Using Your Mobile Phone

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Have reason to be suspicious of a partner or employer? Feel that someone is watching you, perhaps with a hidden camera?

You could discover the truth if only you had some way of detecting the presence of a hidden camera. Fortunately, apps are available to help you find hidden surveillance cameras using just your smartphone.

Ready to find those secret cameras?

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7 Android Apps That Act as a Remote Control for Your PC

With these Android apps, you can remotely control aspects of your PC like the keyboard, mouse, and media playback.

Have you ever been in a position where you didn’t want to get off the couch to pause a movie that’s playing on your Windows PC? The good news is that you don’t have to do that anymore, as long as you have your Android smartphone by your side.

There are several apps that let you control your PC from your phone like a remote. These apps act as the mouse and keyboard, allowing you to control your Windows PC from the comfort of your bed or elsewhere. Let’s take a look.

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How Law Enforcement Gets Around Your Smartphone’s Encryption : Android

 

This recently released research paper: Data Security on Mobile Devices: Current State of the Art, Open Problems, and Proposed Solutions by Matthew Green and his team which is also covered by WIRED talks about design flaw in data encryption of android and iOS. Wired brushes off most of the technical details and the paper didn’t cover android’s File Based Encryption very well which I think needs some clarity on it. The paper draws the correct conclusion though and what should be improved in successor android versions.

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New lawsuit: Why do Android phones mysteriously exchange 260MB a month with Google via cellular data when they’re not even in use?

 

 

Very interesting…

Google on Thursday was sued for allegedly stealing Android users’ cellular data allowances though unapproved, undisclosed transmissions to the web giant’s servers.

The lawsuit, Taylor et al v. Google [PDF], was filed in a US federal district court in San Jose on behalf of four plaintiffs based in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin in the hope the case will be certified by a judge as a class action.

The complaint contends that Google is using Android users’ limited cellular data allowances without permission to transmit information about those individuals that’s unrelated to their use of Google services.

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How to Use Shelter to Sandbox Apps on Android

 

Shelter is a handy app that lets you create a sandbox on your Android device. This means you can run cloned copies of apps, store documents, and maintain accounts separately from your main workspace. It’s like having an extra phone living inside your device! Continue reading

PSA: All Apps Can Read Your iPhone and Android Clipboard

Be wary of all them apps u install…

Have you seen the news about TikTok? A new privacy feature in iOS 14 revealed that the Chinese social media app was constantly reading iPhone clipboards. But that’s nothing new. All apps can read your smartphone clipboard whenever they like. Continue reading

Bluetooth BIAS attack; new way to hack into any laptop, smartphone or IoT device supporting Bluetooth

Due to the current pandemic situation around the globe, the cyberattackers have taken advantage of the lockdown and breaching data of big companies and selling them. Researchers have now discovered a new vulnerability in the Bluetooth wireless protocol which is used to interconnect devices and share data. Hackers have multiple ways to attack your systems and steal the data present but have you ever thought of hackers using Bluetooth attacks to breach into your system and steal data? Continue reading

How to record a phone camera stream in OBS

I’ve been playing with OBS a lot this week on FB, this is a nice addition to it..

Laptops come with a webcam but it’s only very expensive ones that have a good camera. Most will make do with a mediocre device. MacBooks have a better webcam but if you need a good, high quality camera, you will probably have to buy one. The alternative is to use your phone. Phones sell themselves on their camera quality so it’s a good alternative. If you use OBS to record your screen, and need to include the camera feed, consider using your phone for the job. Here’s how you can record your phone’s camera stream in OBS. Continue reading