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Author: Stephen Partington via PLUG-discuss
To: Main PLUG discussion list
CC: Stephen Partington
Subject: Re: Catch the hand that is spying on me
Amazon sidewalk is what it was called.

On Wed, Apr 10, 2024 at 6:42 PM Stephen Partington <>

> 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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