I just read the Department of Homeland Security's "Foreign Travel Threat Assessment: Electronic Communications Vulnerabilities"
. Bottom line, they recommend you leave your electronics at home when you travel.
I decided to search for some of the terms in the paper. The site that caught my eye was that of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA travel pages
are really fun to read. They include sections with great titles, such as:
- You Are the Target
- Country-Specific Threat Updates
- Avoiding/Recognizing Intelligence Interest
- Bugging Hotel Rooms
In all fairness, the USDA credits the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)
for much of their information, lest you think foreign spies were only
out to get information on US tomato technology.