When your boss is in his room, and you think you might be able to talk freely, be very careful, you might be spied upon… through your computer! It is true, thanks to the ever increasing possibilities of interactivity between different technologies, even your office computer may be turned into a real covert listening device.
This is possible through the normal microphone on your PC: be it built in or external, it can work like an ear for anyone who is equipped with a particular piece of software, called Spy on Voice. This software, when installed on any PC, allows all sounds picked up by the microphone to be secretly and discreetly sent to another computer, whose user will be able to listen to your everyday conversations while you are unaware.
This software is made up of two elements. The first one is the one that works as a listening device and must be installed on the computer of the person you wish to eavesdrop; the other one must be installed on the receiving PC, which will then be able to listen to the eavesdropped conversations. This spy software can be installed on an unlimited number of workstations, for example on a local area network, and is completely invisible for the workstation’s user, who will keep working and talking freely, unaware of being under surveillance.
Thanks to this system, a suspicious boss can keep his employees under control to make sure that his trust is well placed, a jealous husband can find out whether his wife is cheating on him or not, and so on. So, next time you will want to talk about sensitive or private subjects, do it while you are away from your computer… you never know!