Introduction to Wiretapping

Wiretapping occurs all the time in espionage and crime movies. Spies and gangsters know the enemy is listening, so they speak in code over the phone and keep an eye out for bugs. In the real world, we may not think much about wiretapping. Most of the time, we assume our phone lines are secure. And in most cases, they are, but only because nobody cares enough to listen in. If people did want to eavesdrop, they could tap into almost any phone line quite easily.

In this article, we'll explore the practice of wiretapping to see just how simple… read more »

Philippine Anti-Wiretapping Law (Full-Text)

For reference this is the philippine anti-wiretapping law which was approved June 19, 1965

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4200

AN ACT TO PROHIBIT AND PENALIZE WIRE TAPPING AND OTHER RELATED VIOLATIONS OF THE PRIVACY OF COMMUNICATION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for any person, not being authorized by all the parties to any private communication or spoken word, to tap any wire or cable, or by using any other device or arrangement, to secretly overhear, intercept, or record such communication or spoken word by using a device commonly known as a dictaphone or dictagraph or detectaphone… read more »

How to Wiretap - Part 2

Upload software onto a cell phone: Cell phone surveillance is a higher tech form of wiretapping, and it's even easier to do. Whenever you're around the person you want to spy on, take advantage of bathroom trips or any other circumstance that causes him or her to leave the room without his or her cell phone. You can quickly install a monitoring software program onto the phone which will record calls and text messages. If you're really devious, set up an alert so that you know when that person is on the line talking with someone with a number you're… read more »

How to Wiretap - Part 1

Tap in using your own phone: Listen to other people's calls through your own basic telephone by hooking up your phone to a part of the original line that runs outside the house of your target. By cutting one of the plugs so that the red and green wires are exposed, you can figure out which part to plug into your phone and complete the connection.

Disable the microphone: Remember to disable the microphone on your phone or tapping device so you don't have to worry about making any breathing noises which will give you away.

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Signs on how to know you are wiretapped - Part 3

Your TV has interference. Eavesdropping signals can interfere with TV broadcast frequencies, specifically UHF channels. You can even use a handheld TV with an antenna to sweep a room for interference.

You are the victim of a burglary, but nothing was stolen. That person who broke into your home or office may not have been after your precious possessions, but rather your conversations. If you've become the victim of a fake burglary, it would be wise to double-check your lines.

Your wall plates are moved. A wiretapper may use your phone's wall connection to gain access to your line. Look… read more »

Signs on how to know you are wiretapped - Part 2

Your outside phone box has extra hardware. Sometimes, a physical check is required to notice a wiretap. Take a look at the outside of your phone box and look for anything unusual, such as hardware that seems like it was hastily installed. You should be sure to check the "restricted" side of the box, which will require a special Allen wrench.

You find a recording machine. Don't assume that everything on your phone is there because your provider put it there. If you've found a recording device or something else that looks suspicious, check it out. Follow your wires to… read more »

NarusInsightâ„¢ Intercept Suite

Have a need to do surveillance or wiretap detection on your network or other networks, there are available tools that can help you do this, Mostly used by law enforcement is NarusInsight Intercept Suite, the suite give out a collective collection of targeted data while simultaneously attend to issues related to piracy, traceability and authentication. simply put as, it is essential to capture all target data and nothing else.

The tool enables capture of packet-level, flow-level and application level usage along with the complete session packets for forensic analysis, surveillance or for satisfying regulatory compliance.

It provides unique insights into… read more »

Signs on how to know you are wiretapped - Part 1

Wiretap Detection tips:

Your secret are out - You are surprise that a confidential information just got its way into public? Then there is a good chance that you are wiretapped.

You hear strange noises - examples are clicking, popping, static and humming these are usual noises created by a surveillance device, A tapped phone line can be verified with a sound-bandwidth sensor on a low frequency. If the indicator pops up a few time each minute, There's a very good chance your line is tapped.

Phone makes noises on its own - When noise are coming out of the… read more »