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Apart from keeping the diary in a locked drawer, here are some steps you can take. Put the diary in a drawer, close the drawer and then pull it back open just a few millimetres. You can tell if someone else has opened the drawer and then closed it all the way. Position the diary so it is 1 cm from the edges of the drawer. Then you know if someone took it ...


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TL;DR probably you don't need to, unless you want visual, physical proof of data loss. Chances are that what you really want to do is "be sure it cannot be read". Now you've probably heard that deleting files or formatting the disk is not enough to prevent data recovery. You may even have heard that there are techniques capable of reading the content of a ...


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The easiest way to check for GPS trackers: take your car to a garage, have them put the car on a lift. Inspect the underside, look for small rectangular boxes. An internet search gives you an idea of what to look for. It's very unlikely a tracker will be inside the car, because its battery has to be charged every few weeks, and breaking into your car ...


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At its simplest, a door hook on the inside of your door will do the job for about $2. at a hardware store. You twist the hook into one side of the door and the loop on the door frame (or vise-versa). No tools needed. also … A simple request on the outside of your door. Good luck.


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With all due respect, There's no one following you at all. There's no GPS. There's no 'professional multicar tracking system'. They're not in your cell phone, assuming you have one. I know for sure that I have been followed because if I rent a hotel room I spend the night awake because they prevent me from sleeping by renting the room next door and making ...


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I drive a 4" nail through the casing, near the motor. With a hammer and a bit of wood under the drive, it's easy. No need to open the case. If you have a nail gun, it is perfectly capable of driving nails into a hard drive platter (source).


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There are a few reasonable ways to do this. Destroying the platters Hard drives work by using magnetized platters. The easiest way to destroy these would be to simply open the hard drive casing (often doable with nearby screwdrivers) and pour something like sand into the case. Often, just opening the case and getting dust on the platters will ruin them, ...


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Leaving aside the questions of what's really going on, and whether you are being harassed or the housemate is cleaning--the life hack is to put a lock on your door. Another solution is that during covid, hotels may have become cheaper than usual. Or just move to another house share. It's unlikely to be worse than the current dynamic.


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Get something that is generically known as a "running belt". These things are fantastic; everyone should have one. They wrap around your waist or hips, and you can wear them under just about anything. Whenever pockets are not ideal or completely absent (running, cycling, beachwear, costumes, too much to carry, pockets too bulky, hiding cash, etc…), ...


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Eat it If it's a small amount of paper, then eating it would be very effective.


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Ripping it up is as secure as the obfuscation you can apply to the task. A shredder is actually not a very secure method, unless your total shredded quantity is high. Re-assembly is just a jigsaw puzzle & the puzzle pieces are all in the same box. Forensics experts are well-practised at this. Let's say, just for example, you have a small 2" square post-...


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Sounds like you are ordering something from Amazon. Option 1: Generally Amazon will have a 1 day or 2 day shipping options; now with this knowledge if you know your parents will be gone a certain day you could plan for it to be delivered on that day. Option 2: You could talk to a next door neighbor and ask them if you could ship a package to their house, ...


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If you have a lighter or a match stick, burning it will be a good option. Off-course, it's better to burn it on a metal surface away from flammable substances. If you can't find metal surface, you can try to burn it by holding the paper's edge in hand. You can easily extinguish -- just by blowing air through your mouth -- this fire since it is a small paper. ...


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There is a type of plug/socket combination known as a Walsall Plug, which looks similar to a standard 13A UK plug, but the pins go the other way [90° from standard]... Left, Standard right Walsall... You replace the regular plug on the coffee machine with a Walsall, then make a short extension cable from 'standard plug [any nationality] to a Walsall socket'...


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Microwaving each disc for a couple of seconds will be sufficient to destroy it - see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKd92oU9ivs from about 10 seconds in - this is a slow-mo video, the actual effect happens in less than a second Find a solvent that attacks the plastic - acetone or gasoline would be the ones I try first Use a solvent that attacks the ...


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It sounds like you have problems getting anything, so your choices are fairly limited. A) Have a trusted friend pick up or receive the package or B) intercept the delivery driver outside (also assuming you aren't being watched while outside). Once you secure the package, you should be able to stuff it into an empty backpack or underneath a jacket/coat (...


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If your colsplay clothing allows for it, find the pouches that hang around your neck, and and are worn underneath your clothing. Image taken from KevinCoffey.com, though, it's unclear if the website's owners hold the copyright, or if the image is from elsewhere. These are often advertised for travelers or people going through airports. It keeps your ...


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I often use your idea of writing over the letters with other letters. But I always write over every letter with an "8" and then an "X". That makes every letter look like exactly the same weird figure. (I know we're talking about manually-written letters, but I don't have a scanner near me so I just made the picture in MS Paint.)


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As far as I understand you want to sleep in a room while door is slightly open where there are many risks walking in front of your door. I will probably do two things 1- Lift my door a little bit more by using Door hinges so air flow can be done behind my door. If this is impossible here is your 2nd option: 2-You may buy a door stooper which can make ...


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Option 1: Put a sign on the machine In a Uni environment, I think that putting a sticker on the coffee machine telling that it is for your group only would be sufficient. If someone else uses the machine: Either he/she does not do it regularly, in which case, you probably won't care. Or it is regular, and the person will be caught one day in the action. ...


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There are several kinds of hardware for sale for just this. Which are available where you live depends on the local market, so likely the ones I find on internet round here might be available where you live. The most common types are meant to allow you to open the door a bit, have a look on who is there and then close the door, open the safety device and ...


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Flush it Flushing it down the toilet would also work, if it is small enough not to clog anything.


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There are powerful rare-earth magnets in most disk drives, so simply unscrew the case and salvage the magnets. Merely removing or even touching the platter will probably make it unreadable, due to contamination from dust and hands, but if you want to ensure a thorough job, pass one of those magnets along the surface. The platter also makes a decent first-...


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Simpler than some of the other methods, but more secure and reliable than the simpler methods, is to disassemble the drive (as explained in other answers), then use abrasives, i.e. sandpaper or similar, to remove the magnetic coating from the platters. The material of the platters themselves, whether glass, ceramic, or aluminum, is non-magnetic (it has to ...


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I can't think of many ways to prove there is no GPS on your car. But you can easily show that they are monitoring you in ways other than a GPS (Which doesn't imply there is no GPS, just that it's less likely), you can also prove that they have a GPS, but it may not tell you where it is on the car. To prove that they are looking at you: Take a taxi one ...


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I propose that you work with someone to double your resources and disorient anyone else who might be interested in causing you to be unhappy. Keeping you isolated is something they want. Working with a professional will throw them off-course and make their continued espionage impossible. I have visited a building where medical professionals have their ...


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You can look into motion sensors. These can be fairly simple, like the ones stores use to detect people entering their store, or it can be something you build yourself. The off-the-shelf kind have a wide variety. You can get ones where it's attached to the top of the door and anything near the door, including yourself, rings a chime. You can also get the ...


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Additional tactics include lightly dusting the jacket with talcum powder or placing a strand of hair between the pages.


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If you don't want to burn it, or don't have a fireplace that can contain a fire. Another way of rendering it useless is using acid. Hydrofluoric acid can burn through glass, some ceramics, and reacts with metals, so it should do the trick to destroy it, however it is extremely dangerous to handle, as it is a "contact-poison that causes deep, initially ...


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Buy something in a department store and ask them to look after your bag till you go home. Put your other stuff in the bag too. I have often done this in the old days of dead-tree books.


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