iPhone eavesdropping

Using an iPhone to ‘Bug’ Someone


In this blog, Gavin shows how to use an Apple iPhone and AirPods to listen in to someone’s conversation, by turning the iPhone into a listening device or bug.

The feature of ‘live listen’ is built into Apples iOS 12.

As you will see in the video, this gives anyone the ability to use their iPhone and AirPods to eavesdrop on conversations up to 50 feet away (the range of the AirPod).

Image the scenario where there is a confidential meeting taking place in the boardroom. Anyone could leave their iPhone hidden in the boardroom and listen in to the meeting, in secret, in live crystal clear audio.

Ostensibly, now, every single person with an iPhone is carrying a ‘bugging’ device with them.

Contact Verrimus for a demonstration.

To learn more about how to counter this threat, contact our TSCM Training Centre.