Thanko USB tie for corporate spying

by Dhiram Shah

Thanko is spewing out all the stuff you require for stealing confidential data or to satisfy the pervert in you. Latest to join the bandwagon is the USB tie which has a pinhole camera and 4GB of internal memory. Recording is triggered by a wireless remote control and once activated it records in AVI format at 352×288 resolution. A LED at the back of the tie indicates if the recording is on / off. The tie connects to the computer via USB for transfer and charging, a full charge is good for 4 hours of video taping. The USB tie is available in Japan for 12,800 Yen ($ 140). It makes me wonder if a company can sell such equipment along with profit for a measly $140 what would the CIA be having under its sleeve with billions at disposal.