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Is My Cell Phone Bugged?: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Mobile Conversations Private

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"When it comes to neutralizing spies, keeping trade secrets safe, and preventing sensitive communications from being compromised, Kevin Murray is the real deal. His solutions are known nationally and internationally. He has done a firstrate job on Is My Cell Phone Bugged?, a book we all need in today's technologically vulnerable world." --Edward L. Lee, II, retired special agent/regional security officer, U.S. Department of State, and author of Staying Safe Abroad: Traveling, Working, and Living in a Post-9/11 World

"A real eye-opener and a must-read . . . People need to be aware of the threat that their cell phones pose in our business and private lives. This book is written in a way that even the least tech-savvy among us can understand, and offers simple, inexpensive methods to ascertain whether your cell phone is bugged and what to do about it." --Mark J. Cheviron, Vice President, Corporate Security and Services, ADM

"Bravo! Kevin debunks the various myths the public has with the safety and security of their conversations on cell phones. I highly recommend this book for professionals and novices alike." --Kevin Cassidy, Vice President, Global Security, Thomson Reuters

"This book is a must-read for anyone who uses a wireless phone. Whether your privacy concerns are personal or business related, this book offers a rare opportunity to have your questions answered by an unbiased, recognized security expert in the area." --Alexander C. Sparaco, CPP, Security Consultant, Baker St. Associates

"Kevin Murray conveys critical safeguarding information for all cell phone users in an engaging and straightforward manner. An expert in the fields of counterespionage and eavesdropping detection, Kevin educates the reader, shows red flags, and provides real solutions to safeguard this technology." --Joseph E. Canone, Jr., Pinnacle Investigations, Inc.

From the Author

IS MY CELL PHONE BUGGED is not just a book. You also receive...

1. A free custom LED blinker, called SpyWarn Mobile(tm). (Mail-in the coupon in the book to obtain it.) It is useful during the spyware detection test as it visually shows when most phones transmit - when they are not being used.

2. A free companion reader-only private web page is filled with definitions and resources for items mentioned in the book. Updated regularly, it also contains new information as it becomes available.

3. A continuing education via free reader-only email alerts. Sent to keep readers updated on new smartphone technologies and threats as they develop, before the next revision of the book! (Opt-in, of course. We respect privacy.) Our client-oriented news alerts (open to the public) may be seen at spybusters.blogspot.com

If your privacy concerns extend beyond the scope of this book consider engaging my services directly. Visit spybusters.com to see the type of eavesdropping detection cases I handle.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 158 pages
  • Publisher: Emerald Book Company (June 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934572888
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934572887
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.7 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,082,314 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I don't like to be a downer and talk about topics that scare us or call up negative feelings, but family security is something that needs to be considered. In my travels and relationships I have run into situations where someone isn't feeling safe. Whether it is a jealous ex- boyfriend making threats, an information hacker gaining access to personal information or an obstinate teenager on a joy ride in Mom and Dad's car, safety is paramount.

I was given a book called Is My Cell Phone Bugged?: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Mobile Conversations Private by Kevin D. Murray, who has been a consultant in detection and counterespionage for 31 years. At first I thought, "Why would I need to know if my phone is bugged? It clearly isn't. Who would want to listen in on me?" but then I got into the reading and found that the book isn't just about phone tapping, it's about knowing what people are capable of and how to protect yourself and your family.

As it turns out, there is quite a bit out there on the market today that can turn your life upside down without detection. Things like Zombie phones and Bluetooth hacking make my skin goose bump with dread. I have become a relatively technologically savvy person over the last few years, but part of me has always felt frightened of someone getting a hold of my personal information. New apps and wireless capabilities make it so easy for us to transfer data from one place to another-sensitive material- and yet we do it almost carelessly.

The public is lucky that most cell phones that are on the market, particularly the "smart" ones, have built in anti-spyware software that will protect you in a general way, but there are still devices and spyware out there that can listen in on us.
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The author goes into detail about what to look for if you suspect that your phone might be bugged and continues to offer up tips for making sure that the equipment you use is not easy to bug. He lays out what exactly is possible when it comes to bugging phones, how it is typically done, how difficult it is, etc.

The author also offers good advice on tangentially related subjects like methods of bugging non-phone conversations.

If you are at all concerned about the security and privacy of your phone communications, you owe it to yourself to read this book and gain some extra knowledge on the subject.

Highly recommended!
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By Neon on September 5, 2013
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We see all the 007 stuff in the movies, but this book has truly put me on alert, it is scary what they can do provided on what ones' agenda is. I walk in a store and ask about this technology and the so called expert doesn't have a clue! Neither did I until I read this book...
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"Is My Cell Phone Bugged" fills a major information gap in today's connected world.

There has been plenty of knowledge-share and media attention around how to secure and protect our digital information. Sure, we all know how to keep our PC virus protection up to date. And we've all heard that we should avoid opening e-mail attachments from people we don't know. But how many average cell phone users know about anti-spyware programs for their phones? Through this book, Kevin D. Murray has provided the perfect resource to help the 300 million+ cell phone users in the U.S. protect their personal information.

Anybody who feels their privacy may not be as secure as they'd like will find this book extremely valuable. Kevin provides the basics using easy-to-grasp concepts and real-life examples that anybody can identify with.

I highly recommend picking up a copy of this book before you purchase your next cell phone. You will be well armed with the knowledge to make good decisions regarding the who/what/when/and where to minimize any potential risk of privacy invasion through your phone!
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This is one scary read! Very eye opening! ( Or maybe ear opening! LOL!) This book tells you the dangers that lurk out there. There are a lot of bad and nasty people that can take advantage of the vulnerabilities of your smartphone. If you own a smartphone you need to buy this book!
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Kevin Murray's "Is My Cell Phone Bugged" book is a refreshing, honest behind the scenes look at the technology used to spy on cellular phones and smart phones. Kevin explains the technology in a no nonsense tone and separates fact from fiction regarding the varied technologies used to spy on your private conversations, while also providing the countermeasures used to thwart those threats. Required reading for the professional and layman alike.

J.D. LeaSure, CEO, ComSec LLC
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I have a technical back round and I have found this (e-book) very well written an informative for both the tech and non techie alike.
I would give it 5 stars but I haven't finished it yet. I can say that this is 'the' informative guide to what we have been mindlessly carrying in our pockets over the last 10 years, and also how the advances in mobile technology are light years ahead of the average user's comprehension of such (-there's an app for that...);).
With so many app fire walls and checkers available, I was duly impressed that Mr. Murray points out and explains -in-plain-language- that measuring the duty cycle is probably the only proof positive one may have of malware embedded in our candy crush...... Kudos
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