When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

08 December 2006

Okay, this is downright creepy

Is your dream job "professional eavesdropper?"

Meet Snoopstick:
SnoopStick is a USB flash drive type device that allows you to monitor what your kids, employees, or anyone using your computer is doing while on the Internet. And, you can monitor them live, in real time, from anywhere in the world.

Simply plug the SnoopStick into the computer you want to monitor. Then run the setup program to install the SnoopStick monitoring components on the computer. The whole process takes less then 60 seconds.

The SnoopStick monitoring components are completely hidden, and there are no telltale signs that the computer is being monitored.

You can then unplug the SnoopStick and take it with you anywhere you go. No bigger than your thumb and less then 1/4" thick, you can carry it in your pocket, purse, or on your keychain.
I'm tempted to pick up one of these just to see whether the security measures I've set up on our machines would, as designed, lock something like this out. (The product, of course, takes advantage of the shoddy security features of Microsoft Windows; good luck getting anything like this to run on a Macintosh... heh.)

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