The Lazy Genius

Security News & Brain Dumps from Xavier Ashe, a Bit9 Client Partner

The Evolution Of Spy Tools

Posted by Xavier Ashe on April 20, 2006

Real spies may tell you that their lives are nothing like what you’d
see in a Hollywood movie, but don’t be fooled: They’ve still got some
pretty cool gadgets.

And aside from the relatively recent tools
that monitor electronic correspondence, most of those gizmos have been
around for a pretty long time. Spies claim that theirs is the
second-oldest profession, and basic espionage needs haven’t changed:
looking and listening, getting the information they need, and smuggling
it back home.

What has changed is the way those spy gadgets work.
As technology advances and enemies get smarter, spies have had to
constantly re-invent the tools of their trade.

Neet article on Forbes.com.

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