As frequent traveler, I have often wondered how many people really know what easy targets they are for those with nefarious intentions. Let me give you some examples. Recently I did coast to coast flights and had some down time between flights. After returning some calls and checking emails, I took some time to do a little people watching. What I saw was a bit disturbing.
I watched a number of people of varying ages doing something known as “Shoulder Surfing.” This is essentially the collection of information through watching and/or overhearing conversations. Sometimes it’s simply nosey people with nothing better to do. Other times, however, it can be someone infiltrating a company or individual on a human level. It is the acquisition of sensitive information or inappropriate access of information from an external, unknown individual over an unsuspecting person.
FACT: Most confidential / personal information is passed on through phone calls or emails. This leads to my conversation with Stefan Leipold, Founder & CEO of STARK LLC. Talk about an individual with a passion for personal security, Stefan was a fountain of information on the ways in which we put ourselves at risk at coffee shops, airports, airplanes, on public WiFi and more! It was in my discussion with him that I learned that most confidential data is not obtained by hackers com-promising a network, but in fact by people shoulder surfing or listening in on phone calls.
So if you’re like me, you’re wondering “what can I do about it?” I don’t want to act paranoid, sitting far from others to protect myself from shoulder surfers trying to look at my laptop, iPad, smartphone, or other electronic device.
Leipold’s company, STARK LLC, focuses on designing and engineering high end accessories like the Magnetic Privacy Screen for Apple Mac-Book’s, iPad’s and iPhones (currently selling version 4), that bridge the divide between sleek form and modern functions. Designed to exacting specifications by their team of designers in Zurich, Switzerland, and engineered to equally rigorous standards by their team in Hannover, Germany, Leipold says STARK LLC pat-ented products are guaranteed to impress with their modern design and innovative functions. I myself am a 30 year veteran of the wireless industry and have not personally given due consideration to the things I learned from Mr. Leipold. I can say, however, that I will now be using a STARK LLC privacy screen on ALL my electronic devices when away from home.
These privacy screens make it virtually impossible for anyone to see you paying a bill on line, checking your bank account, logging in with passwords, and other private information, as these privacy screens only allow the user direct linear visibility, so no shoulder surfer sitting next to you or behind you will have you at a disadvantage any longer! Leipold went on to say that their engineers personally oversee the manufacturing process to ensure ev-ery STARK LLC product meets their strict requirements in order to exceed your expectations. All STARK LLC products are FCC, RoHs, Veolia and CE certified, and all are guaranteed under the STARK Satisfaction 2 Year Guarantee. (Most privacy screen manufacturer’s only offer one year warranties.) One additional benefit STARK LLC privacy screens provide is “Blue Light” filtering. Blue Light contributes to eye strain, so incorporating Blue Light filtering will help reduce that eye strain while using your device.
If you would like to carry the STARK Magnetic Privacy Screen or other products, please visit STARK’s website at: www.Starkinc.biz with your company information and ex-pected volume needs. STARK is also pleased to announce Micro Center as its first US retailer!