2000 - We begin experimenting with infrared thermal imaging technology in April, and discovered the new lab-quality imagers can ‘see’ microminiature eavesdropping devices and video cameras hidden in ceiling tiles and behind walls. After a year of research, we purchased a $60,000. thermal imager. The Thermal Emissions Spectrum Analysis (TESA) inspection technique is born. After presenting our findings at the Espionage Research Institute (ERI) annual meeting in Washington, DC, imitators quickly began using inexpensive and eBayed imagers in a effort to appear technically current.
2001 - Wireless Local Area Networks become popular in many corporations and executive homes. So does inserting rogue wireless nodes into supposedly secure hard-wired systems. The threat... wireless wiretapping. Appropriate detection instrumentation is brought on board.
2002 - VoIP telephony becomes the rage. Low cost of calls makes it irresistible to clients. Nobody told them all this comes at a price... easy wiretapping, easy denial of service attacks, and easy theft of services. We were the first in our field to research this communications “advancement,” and provide our clients with a safe migration strategy.
2003 - At our clients' request, Murray Associates established a local presence in the European Union.
2005 - A major technical advancement is made by Sony. They release the first price-practical ($6,000.) UV digital television camera. We experiment with bringing it into it to our field. Evidence of electronic eavesdropping installations are viewed and documented with reflected and absorbed ultra-violet light. R&D benefits our clients... again.
2006 - Continuing research into new sensing instrumentation, we invested approximately $40,000.00 in government-level new NLJD instrumentation for our clients. One of the most exciting capabilities of the new equipment is their ability to "hear" video cameras hidden within objects like clocks, radios, furniture, ceilings, etc.
2007 - We are the first in the private sector to invest ($109,000.00) in a Real-Time Spectrum Analysis with DPX technology for our clients. DPX makes formerly invisible bug signals visible.
2008 - A new Multifunction Digital Telephone Analyzer was released this year. We upgraded our capabilities immediately, at a cost of $19,000.00. Doing so, combined many separate instruments into one unit, thus making room for additional instrumentation in our kit. It also allows detection of digital voice leaks on phone lines; a major accomplishment.
2009 - GSM bugs (tiny eavesdropping devices which can be called via a cell phone) began flooding the Internet 'spy shops' and eBay. Very difficult to locate as they are dormant when not actively being listened to. Sales appear to be brisk, with some models selling for as little as $25.00. Concerned clients asked for a solution. We developed the Digital Surveillance Location Analyzer (DSLA). It pinpoints the location of GSM bugs on a computer map a first-of-its-kind instrument.
2010 - Spyware on "smart" cell phones hit critical mass this year. Clients and website visitors asked for a solution. What began as an executive briefing turned into a book (complete with customized SpyWarn Mobile transmission alert button). IS MY CELL PHONE BUGGED? Everything you need to know to keep your mobile communications private will be released in early 2011.
Our staff completed law enforcement oriented cell phone forensics training, taught by the Chief Detective currently in charge of the Pennsylvania State Police Digital Forensics Lab.
We also upgraded our travel kit capabilities with the acquisition of a 50 kHz to 24 GHz (in one second!) spectrum analyzer. Unfortunately, after we bought it the U.S. Government thought it was so advanced they put it on their list of items which are not allowed to leave the country. Our U.S. clients will benefit greatly, however.
2011 - Is My Cell Phone Bugged?: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Mobile Conversations Private was officially released June 1st., it received excellent reviews at amazon.com, and now has its own web site.
Development of a Closed Country Protocol â€“ At the request of several clients we researched and developed a viable inspection protocol for conducting business counterespionage audits in China and Singapore. Our initial visits proved that by carefully following the laws and customs of these countries businesses can protect their intellectual property.
2012 - Is My Cell Phone Bugged?: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Mobile Conversations Private - becomes an app for Android operating system mobile smartphones. The free version of SpyWarn is available at Google Play.
2013 & The Future - We are working on it now.