How to block hidden spying modules in modern gadgets?
Hi there! I've heard that the latest G20 summit in Russia brought a new spying scandal, they say that Russia had made some presents to the participants, like USB hubs and flash drives. The German secret services checked those devices and found that they have some hardware spying modules installed. I'm dealing with such a gadgets rather frequenter and they all come from China, that's why I'd like to know, how to protect myself from those spying modules. Many thanks in advance!
We at Jammer-Store have seen the news too, and we think, that it is quite strange that Russia has tried to spread spying modules in such an obvious way. Those flash drives were checked by the pledge of Herman Van Rompuy and before that everybody knew, that those devices will be checked accordingly, especially with the NSA's spying scandal on the background.
They say that some spying modules were found, but Russian diplomats disagree with that, and as we've already said, the whole thing looks pretty strange. Typically such hardware modules are using the closest wireless network to transmit the gathered data over VPN, it may even hack the nearest one, using Wi-Fi protocol vulnerabilities. USB devices may try to use the host's Internet connection, but such a way is not so transparent and will be detected by an antivirus and a firewall, if them both are configured properly.
But still, the weakest spot here is Wi-Fi, so make sure that your local wireless network is safe. The best way to avoid those threats is to avoid those gadgets, but if it is impossible, you may try to block those wireless connections yourself. In that case you will need a simple Wi-Fi jamming device. That's what will make sure that your data won't be stolen. The other side of such a solution are broken Wi-Fi networks around you, so the decision is all yours.
Thanks for your question, I hope, I've managed to help.