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Cybersecurity Expert Reveals How To Spot Hidden Cameras In Hotel Rooms

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Cybersecurity Expert Reveals How To Spot Hidden Cameras In Hotel Rooms

A security expert has revealed how you can spot any hidden cameras that could be lurking in a hotel room. You can see his expert tips in this video:

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Marcus Hutchins - who posts on TikTok as @malwaretech - is a former hacker who now educates people about cybersecurity.

In a clip he recently uploaded to TikTok, he's shown the sneaky ways cameras can be hidden in hotel rooms, and how you can find them.

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Marcus explained: "The first thing you are going to want to look for is devices that are conveniently placed where a creeper would want to look.

"Take this fire alarm for instance, it is placed right above the bed.

"One way to see if the device is a camera is to shine a bright light at it.

"If you hit a camera lens it's going to get a blue-ish reflection.

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Credit: TikTok/@malwaretech
Credit: TikTok/@malwaretech

"Now you can test this by shining a light at your phone and seeing how the camera looks when placed under a flashlight."

He also revealed how tiny cameras can be stashed inside innocent-looking alarm clocks.

Marcus said: "This alarm clock is mirrored, but if we shine a bright light at it we can see through the glass and see there is a camera there.

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"This technique can also work on two-way mirrors."

Marcus went on to warn that super small cameras can even be hidden inside USB chargers - but, again, they can be seen if you shine a light on them.

"These cameras are really small as you can see here," he said. "So they can be hidden in anything, even a hole in the wall."

He also urged hotel guests to be on the lookout for night vision cameras, which can record even when it's dark.

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Marcus added: "If we use the front-facing phone camera, we can actually see the LEDs.

Credit: TikTok/@malwaretech
Credit: TikTok/@malwaretech

"The front-facing camera is the only one that tends to work as the back-facing one has an IR filter."

The video has left fellow TikTok users horrified, with one person writing: "Great - a new fear unlocked."

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Another said: "Um bro I don't trust hotels or anything now."

While a third wrote: "Frightening."

Yet another person warned: "I have found hidden cameras in cheap hotel rooms before. Stay safe, everyone."

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@malwaretech

Topics: Viral, Interesting, TikTok

Claire Reid
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