The Micheal Weston “Cantanna”

Michael WestonAre you a Burn Notice fan? If you are then you will note that Michael Weston is the new MacGyver!  Being the burn spy that Michael is, he uses his spy skills and knowledge to help the less fortunate.  One of the amazing gadgets that he makes on the show (Burn Notice season 3 Ep 3) is a homemade wireless Bluetooth.

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HIDING A TEXT FILE IN A DIGITAL PICTURE

anna-chapmanOne way of sending secret messages is to hide confidential data in inconspicuous graphic files. This file is then sent to a contact over the internet. But with appropriate software and code word, the text can be taken out of a picture. One such system uses the well-known steganography technology that is also used for digitally watermarking pictures. Bitmap graphics consist of pixels that can be modified to store your text. If the altered picture – containing the text file – is then seen by someone else, it will simply look like a normal image. It works by removing or altering some of the bits that make up the pictures pixels and replacing them with the text. To the Human eye these changes cannot be seen as only insignificant information is removed and this is done across the whole spectrum of the digital image. One of the best shareware programmers for hiding text inside pictures is called StegenICE and can be found on the internet for a free download, if you look for it.

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I found your child!

th* Did you know that every 40 seconds in the United States, a child becomes missing or is abducted?

* The FBI research revealed that 74 percent of children abducted and murdered were killed within the first 3 hours of their disappearance: article taken from “ http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/law-enforcement-bulletin/november-2011/crimes-against-children-spotlight

* As of December 31, 2012, National Crime Information Center (NCIC) contained 87,217 active missing person records.  Continue reading

I can find you! GPS picture tag

GPS_ TagIn today’s society as a spy, one of the most important tools you can have is technology.  We have the ability of all kinds of technology at our finger tips, and the resources are unbelievable.  So, let us jump in and talk about GPS Tagging.  More and more cameras have GPS built right into them so the moment you take a photo, your camera records the GPS coordinates of where you took the picture. (I know right!) I know that some of you are wondering where we can find these magical GPS coordinates. Continue reading