Thanks, both of you, I'll post this to the forum you mentioned, alray.
Paranoid yes, but if you've followed the intelligence community closely, it's not so much paranoia as precaution. Trust me, I won't go blame it on aliens, hahaha.
To answer your question, alray: Information has been made public to show that hardware level surveillance is possible on electronic devices and there are devices used to do this. Granted, it's rare, but I figured I'd leave it open ended to see if someone knew something I didn't.