- Tram Ho
Privacy is actually an issue that has many different perspectives depending on the culture. In Germany, for example, there are very few offices with doors always open, while this is quite common in America.
But no one in any culture likes to be stalked, especially in places that require absolute privacy (bedrooms, toilets, dressing rooms …). And the scary thing here is that many countries around the world are facing sneaky cameras – placing hidden cameras to record the private actions of others.
As in Korea, in the two years 2017 – 2019, there were at least 11,200 cases of sneaky cameras detected to the police, and the number does not seem to be just that. They are often placed in changing rooms, public toilets, hotels … The recorded videos can then go anywhere, from posting online to being sold to illegal black websites … then leave many terrifying consequences. Some even commit suicide because of it.
Sneaking is a condemnation and will be punished by the law, but overall it’s better to protect ourselves from the hidden camera of the bad guy, through some of the following methods.
1. Carefully examine suspicious places
One of the easiest ways to spot hidden cameras is to thoroughly check objects around the room you just entered. Of course it’s called “hidden”, meaning they can’t be exposed, so you need to check it out very carefully.
Special attention should be paid to things like wallpaper, night lights, wall hangers, storage shelves … Suspicious wire, lenses, flashing lights … can all be a sign of the camera.
2. Use Wifi
Most civilian cameras usually operate on Wifi waves, and you can take advantage of this point to find them. By using a few apps that can show devices connected to the local network (like Fing), you will know which devices are connecting to the same WiFi in the room. Pay special attention to devices that show a lens shape, or have a model name “IP camera”.
Pictures of the Fing application
3. Use flash
In the fitting rooms, mirrors are probably the easiest place to hide the camera. To be sure, turn on your phone’s flash and shine it in the mirror. The mirror surface will reflect light, allowing you to see further and possibly reveal where the camera is hidden.
4. Check the 2-way mirror
The fitting rooms are also very easy to place 2-way mirrors – also known as transparent mirrors. They are mirrors that have 2 sides, of which one side is normal, the other side is transparent, allowing the person on the other side to see everything.
To check if the mirror in front of you is a 2-way mirror, bring your face close to the glass, cover the light with both hands. If you can see through the other side of the mirror, it is a 2-way mirror.
5. Finger test – don’t over-trust it
There is a widely circulated method of detecting 2-dimensional mirrors, which involves inserting a finger into the mirror. If the reflection is a bit from your hand, it is a normal mirror. If the real photo and finger can touch each other, it is most likely a 2-way mirror.
However, this approach is only relatively correct, because the fact that the real image touches the virtual image or not depends on the size of the mirror, the angle of the mirror and the light. So before you jump to conclusions, look for one more suspicious trait.
For example, a 2-dimensional mirror is usually not hung up like a normal mirror, but must be attached to the wall like a window. If you see a wall behind the mirror, you can relax. If the mirror is a part of the wall, it is best to examine it closely.
Source: BS, VT.co
Source : Genk