The Liar’s Tool Bag is a set of low-cost tools and materials which allow people to deceive the sensors in common devices such as smart phones. The contents could be customised for particular contexts, but can include:
- Camera Stickers can be placed over cameras, proximity sensors, or light sensors on devices to block visibility
- Microphone Disablers are designed for iPhones and Mac laptops. A headphone plug with only a resistor attached. Disables the internal microphone by making the device think it has an external microphone attached
- Phone Rockers are simple cardboard shapes which a phone can be inserted into. The device can then easily be rocked to simulate walking
Magnets can be used to disable or disorientate the magnetometers, or compass, on devices
Sealable Plastic Bag is used to contain the other tools. But it can also be used to deceive the barometer on phones, and give a false altitude reading, if the phone is sealed in with some air and squeezed gently.