Directional microphones as big as a pin. Micro cameras and micro bugs hidden in eyeglasses or sunglasses, common pens, keys and key rings, buttons, shirts, pillows and stuffed animals. In short, everywhere. Batteries that last for hours and turn on from a distance or turn on/off automatically when they receive a noise. The market for bugs and their derivatives is constantly evolving and the offer is really wide. Bargain prices and low cost solutions for products which are often throwaway. The key isn’t spending a fortune, but only knowing how to evaluate an offer. You know that it’s really difficult to have a rechargeable GSM bug, at unlimited distance, at 19.90€. But the same will be sold by companies able to guarantee it for life, spending a couple of hundred euro. And the investment is done.
If you want exaggerate, at 499 euros you can buy a software able to intercept and transfer every phone conversation and even text message. And there’s no need to be friends with CIA agents: it’s enough a visit on the site www.endoacustica.com, leader company in the field, that also sells online all type of gadgets for investigators more or less professional, from jealous husband to more experienced agent. And the power supply is no longer a problem, just think of the bugs that find their natural habitat within the electrical outlets.
The truth is that, as many have commented, there isn’t a place not suitable to place a bug. And above all, in every corner of the planet you can pick up useful informations. A meeting room, the study or the home of a bureaucrat or a politician, but also a suspect enterprise. The operating modes are truly endless.
The reality is often much easier than it looks. Just use the right tools.