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Author: Stephen Partington via PLUG-discuss
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CC: Stephen Partington
Subject: Re: Catch the hand that is spying on me
Note Amazon is building up a low power network across all their devices.
That one creeps me out.

On Tue, Apr 9, 2024, 3:48 AM Rusty Carruth via PLUG-discuss <
> wrote:

> 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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