Gyroscopes in Android phones can be turned into always-on microphones

Eugen Leitl eugen at
Tue Aug 19 01:58:20 PDT 2014

On Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 01:33:25PM -0300, Gutem wrote:
> FYI:

Mobile handsets are intrinsically untrusted. You can put up the
baseband spyware into a MiFi, and only use WLAN from a trusted,
blobless device, only with end to end encryption.

Of course this means you have to tear down your neural-sourced
MiFi puck first, to see what you can see.

In unrelated vein, I've recently read that it was the spooks
that killed the digital pulse radio star, by limiting licensend
power to toy levels. Apparently they were very unhappy with a
radio that's hard to look for. 

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