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Cheap, easy diy spying tool developed

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posted on Aug, 3 2013 @ 12:33 PM
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Mr. O’Connor, 27, bought some plastic boxes and stuffed them with a $25, credit-card size Raspberry Pi Model A computer and a few over-the-counter sensors, including Wi-Fi adapters. He connected each of those boxes to a command and control system, and he built a data visualization system to monitor what the sensors picked up: all the wireless traffic emitted by every nearby wireless device, including smartphones.

...his sensors could track his location through Wi-Fi “pings.” His iPhone pinged the iMessage server to check for new messages. When he logged on to an unsecured Wi-Fi, it revealed what operating system he was using on what kind of device, and whether he was using Dropbox or went on a dating site or browsed for shoes on an e-commerce site. One site might leak his e-mail address, another his photo...

The boxes are small enough to be tucked under a cafe table or dropped from a hobby drone. They can be scattered around a city and go unnoticed.

Can individual consumers guard against such a prospect? Not really, he concluded.


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This just goes to show how little privacy we all have, especially concerning devices such as smartphones.
I wonder what the full implications of this could be.




posted on Aug, 3 2013 @ 01:41 PM
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smart phones are stupid



posted on Aug, 3 2013 @ 01:46 PM
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reply to post by trollz
 


It's a brave new world!



posted on Aug, 3 2013 @ 01:51 PM
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Originally posted by AkhenatenII
smart phones are stupid


Smartphones are awesome really. It's just the governmental and big corporate spying grid that is stupid.



posted on Aug, 3 2013 @ 05:06 PM
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Wait till the perverts find out that with a simple camera and wifi they can hide cameras anywhere and watch from anyplace in the world.
www.raspberrypi.org...



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