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Author: Rusty Carruth via PLUG-discuss
To: plug-discuss
CC: Rusty Carruth
Subject: Re: Catch the hand that is spying on me
However, if you make it obvious that you are looking at the thing, the
perpetrator might decide to take it back.  Put up your own video
doorbell, and maybe even watch the street as well so you can tie the
perp to their vehicle.

Triangulation is 'fun' - find some local neighborhood hams (amateur
radio people) who have done T-hunting (transmitter hunting) and they can
give you info, and maybe even have some equipment and time/inclination
to help.

If they are using YOUR wifi, I'd freak out even more than you already
have, since either they've got some serious wifi hacking skills, your
wifi is set up very poorly, or they got inside your house.

Have you filed a police report about the missing items?  I assume they
weren't interested in the tech issue....  Who should be? Probably not
FBI or any other three-letter-government agency ;-)

On the detection angle, I've been thinking that using a SDR USB dongle
and GnuRadio or similar, you should be able to hack together a
relatively useful spectrum analyzer. I've played with an SDR dongle and
GnuRadio and had no luck yet...

I also just did a search and found a $49 spectrum analyzer and a $899
spectrum analyzer, should you wish to go buy one.  "One of these days" I
hope to get me a working spectrum analyzer...  ("But today is not that
day" ;-)

On 4/5/24 08:36, Keith Smith via PLUG-discuss wrote:
> I would never had thought of this type of scam.  I hope you find the
> person or persons.  I'm guessing it might be someone close to you. 
> Yikes!!
> Several months ago there was a post on next door where a man had
> passed away and someone stole his gun safes. Heinous!!
> Is this camera ties into a subscription?
> On 2024-04-04 19:00, Mike Bushroe via PLUG-discuss wrote:
>> I have been lurking for a long time and just returned from a 10 month
>> session in hospitals, extended care facilities, other hospitals, rehab
>> places, more nursing care, other hospitals etc after having a major
>> brain injury and brain surgery. During this time my sisters have been
>> feeding the cats and spending a little bit of time looking after the
>> place. During this time the doorbell had shorted out and a new
>> wireless doorbell put in its place. When I found out about I asked my
>> sisters how had put it in so I could find the user's manual to see how
>> to convert it to my system. Only none of them knew anything about it,
>> just assumed that one of the others had put it in.
>> Now I am facing the problem of someone having secure access to my
>> front door. And while I have
>> been gone for so long things, including expensive things have gone
>> missing. Some locked up but with hours or days of knowing when no one
>> will be there can make it easy to get to.
>> So what I am hoping for is if someone knows of a program to detect
>> when something transmits from a few inches away and then some way to
>> triangulate on where else that network is coming from. It seems
>> unlikely that anyone else within range would also not notice a
>> wireless doorbell suddenly showing on their front door. Perhaps even
>> just wireshark watching for which WiFi groups suddenly light up when
>> somebody walks in front of the camera. Such as CoxHiFi, Nighthawk.
>> Sorry for the long gap between messages and then the big request.
>> Mike Bushroe
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