FBI can remotely activate the microphone on the laptop and Android phone
According to the Wall Street Journal, the FBI can remotely activate the microphone mounted on your Android phone or laptop users to serve the purpose of recording the dialogue. The news was revealed by an unnamed U.S. officials, and of course the FBI as well as Google did not confirm or deny that. Indeed the use of the microphone on the device for wiretapping and secretly recording is not too strange. In 2002, the FBI had monitored using micro crime in an emergency call system of the car. In 2004, the organization continues to use the microphone on the device to monitor the actions of a mafia boss hands. For now, the point is that new FBI agent groups frequently hack into the computer / smartphone using the monitoring software, including custom types and types on the market, was purchased from the company private.
One of the sources of the Wall Street Journal said that the department responsible for the " mission " hack sometimes install monitoring software through physical devices such as USB drives . However, they can also install it via the Internet ( similar to the malicious software activity ) due to " a material or links to be able to download this software when users click or view the document / link " . Everything takes place silently and quietly , users do not know anything. Once installed , the FBI can turn on the microphone to order . Earlier this year the FBI also want to use a camera to take pictures , but the judge disagreed and said that he needed more information to be collected in order to avoid harming innocent people .
Sources revealed that the FBI was only interested in taking the " relevant data " , but it 's hard to know which is the right place as intended or not . It should be noted that the collection and monitoring of information of this type usually have a court order as well as government officials .
In addition, from 2005 to date , the FBI has used " web bug " ( roughly translated : web bugs ) have the ability to collect a list of sites that have access to computers , software list is installed on the machine as well as a variety of other data . In 2007, the FBI helped phamot web bug for sending letter bombs in the state of Washington . Wall Street Journal adds that " the FBI hire people with good hacking skills , and they also buy a lot of things to cater for their actions ." The hacking tool will only be used when other measures are not monitored effectively , and as a description , it is " last choice " of the FBI .