An anonymous security researcher has created a hackable encryption walkie-talkie that can protect you from thieves.
The walkie is made of glass and has an embedded microphone, making it ideal for listening in on calls, texts and even other nearby conversations.
The researcher wrote on Medium that he and his friends decided to try and create a walkie after a friend got robbed at a nearby mall.
“The only reason I decided to hack the device was because I thought I could use the same technique to steal a cell phone,” he wrote.
“I think this is a pretty solid proof of concept for how easily a thief can access your device with a small amount of money.”
[How to hack your cell phone without taking your phone to court] The security researcher’s walkie also has a microphone, so it can be used to listen in on conversations and other nearby calls.
The video below shows the walkie with the microphone, a cell-phone that has been connected to the device, and an antenna on top of it.
The researchers have also created an app called “Walkie Talkie,” which they have released to the public.
“We built it so it is more of a mobile app, but with the ability to be used as a walk-around device,” the researcher said.
“It is very easy to hack.
I think this will work, but there are some things you need to be aware of.”
If you have the money, you can buy a “WalkIE” to use on your smartphone.
However, the walk-ie is not yet available to the general public.
The security researchers plan to release a walker for everyone to buy at some point.
For now, the device will be a toy and a “walkie-toy” will be something you buy at your local mall.
The creator of the walker, who goes by the username T.A.O.D., also plans to build an app that can be installed on Android devices that allows you to listen to encrypted walkies, or listen to them in on other conversations.
“Once I get to that point, I will create an app to make it an actual, useful app,” he told the Jerusalem Post.