Don't Bug Me: The Latest High-Tech Spy Methods

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This comprehensive study of spying devices shows you how to stop others from tapping into your privacy and violating your right to be left alone. It covers everything from inexpensive transmitters hidden in potted plants to the latest high-tech supersystems favored by governments and businesses.
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Overview


This comprehensive study of spying devices shows you how to stop others from tapping into your privacy and violating your right to be left alone. It covers everything from inexpensive transmitters hidden in potted plants to the latest high-tech supersystems favored by governments and businesses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873646581
  • Publisher: Paladin Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1992
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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M.L. Shannon's lifelong interest in communications led him to work as a technician for a company that made surveillance and countermeasures gear as well as for a professional countermeasures company. He is well versed on privacy issues.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Surveillance and Ethics
A Speculative History of Eavesdropping
Your Right to Know
The Truth About Countersurveillance
Why Me?
The Laws That Concern Surveillance
Surveillance and Privacy in the Present
Part I Inside Devices
Microphones
Contact
The Tube
The Radio Spectrum
RF Transmitters
Remote Control
The Repeater
The Burst Transmitter
Microwave
Low Frequency
Infrared Transmitters
Visible Light Transmitters
Wireless Intercoms
Part II Telephone Surveillance
An Overview
Direct Listening Wiretaps
Remote Listening Wiretaps
Types of RF Phone Bugs
Line-Powered
The Drop-In
Series and Parallel
The Infinity Transmitter
Subcarrier Extensions
Down-Line Taps
REMOBS Eavesdropping
Cordless Phones
Cellular Phones
Answering Machines
Voice Mailboxes
Satellite and Microwave Listening
Phone Tricks
Secure Phone Communications
Part III Finding Bugs and Wiretaps
An Overview
Conducting a Physical Search
What Does a Bug Look Like
Batteries
Antennas
Covering the Sound of a Search
The Electronic Search: Types of Equipment Available
The Bug Detector
Microwave Detectors
Ultrasonic Sound Generators
Tape-Recorder Detectors
Using a Scanner
The Hunter
The Scan-Lock
The Spectrum Analyzer
Nonlinear Junction Detectors
The Frequency Counter
Part IV Outside Devices
Parabolic Reflectors and Shotgun Microphones
Microwave Listening Devices
Finding Microwave Devices
Lasers: How They Work
Finding Lasers
Defeating Lasers
Part V Computer Eavesdropping
Tempest and the Van Eck Technology
Defeating Van Eck
Securing Methods
Data Encryption
The Pak-Rat Experiment
Electronic Typewriters
Part VI Video Optical Surveillance
Equipment Available
Defeating Video Surveillance
Two-Way Television?
Part VII Other Surveillance Methods
Rain, Sleet, and Gloom of Night
Sticky Fingers
Bumper Beepers, Lojack, and Cats
1984
Part VIII Preventing Surveillance
Securing the Area: A Prisoner in Your Own Home?
Old Sparky
The RF Room Guard
Phone Guards
Trojan Horses
Look Around
Part IX Obtaining Surveillance Equipment
Make It Yourself
Where to Buy It
Uring Surveillance Devices
The Listening Post
Part X Using Intercepted Information
Surveillance and Privacy in the Future
Part XI Appendices
Appendix A: The Story of a Bugging
Appendix B: Equipment
Appendix C: List of Suppliers
Appendix D Frequency List
Appendix E: Frequency Allocation Table
Appendix F: How Cellular Radios Work
Appendix G: Modifying Scanners
Appendix H: The Cellular Phone NAM Layout
Appendix I: Glossary
Appendix J: Suggested Reading
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