Security Practices and Security Culture

Warning Signs of Covert Eavesdropping or Bugging

  • You have noticed strange sounds or volume changes on your phone lines.

  • You have noticed static, popping, or scratching on your phone lines.

  • You can hear sounds coming from your phone's handset when it's hung up.

  • Your phone often rings and nobody is there or a tone/beep is heard.

  • Your radio or television has suddenly developed strange interference.

  • Secret meetings and/or bids seem to be less than secret.

  • People seem to know your activities when they shouldn't.

  • You have been the victim of a burglary, but nothing was taken.

  • Electrical wall plates appear to have been moved slightly or "jarred."

  • Dime-sized discoloration has suddenly appeared on the wall paint.

  • White dry-wall dust/debris is noticed on the floor next to the wall.

  • Small pieces of ceiling tiles, or "grit" is noticed on the floor, or on the surface area of your desk.

  • Nails and screws previously covered with paint are scraped off or loose.

  • You notice that the phone company trucks/"employees" are spending a lot of time doing repair work near your home or office.

  • Telephone, cable, plumbing, or air conditioning repair people show up to do work when no one had called them.

  • Your door locks suddenly don't "feel right" or are broken.

  • Furniture has been moved slightly, and no one knows why.

  • Service or delivery trucks are often parked nearby with nobody in them.

  • Things "seem" to have been rummaged through, but nothing is missing.

  • Certain types of items have "just appeared" in your office of home, but nobody seems to know how they got there.

  • Indoor pets are mysteriously let outside.

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