Hidden Radios in Home Devices (IOT)! The next Cyberthreat

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Did you know that your IOT devices are secretly communicating with each other? This includes IOT devices that are not in your home. Did you know that what your IOT devices do may be transmitted to third parties? Did you know that your TV may also have the capability and may currently be transmitting your activity far and wide? There are secret communications occurring between IOT devices using protocols like Bluetooth LE, Zigbee, Thread, 802.15, and LoRa that you likely didn't expect or was not explained when you bought these devices. Just like Amazon Echo has been conscripted to work with the Amazon Sidewalk Mesh network, other networks are in operation and some are completely unknown. Learn about these in this video. Can you jam these devices? This is answered at the end of the video. Here are Transceiver Development Kits that techie people can use to play with radio frequencies and see what is actually going on. BladeRF https://www.nuand.com/bladerf-2-0-micro/ HackOne RF https://amzn.to/3AnhAVc Texas Instruments LaunchXL Dev Kit https://www.ti.com/tool/LAUNCHXL-CC1352P Arduino Nano 33 IOT https://amzn.to/2UMblK1 LoRa Development Kit https://dwmzone.com/en/dragino/419-lo... Radio Frequency Detection Device - DefCon DD-1206 https://amzn.to/3w5CjcA (covers 40mhz - 4ghz)
 

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I thought everyone knew that SmartTV sets, WiFi thermostats and other internet connected or WiFi type smart appliances were a potential security treat.

20+ years ago people were using scanners to listen to wireless telephone handsets and even old style (pre-digital) cellular phones.

This is just a hugher tech version of the same.
 

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I thought everyone knew that SmartTV sets, WiFi thermostats and other internet connected or WiFi type smart appliances were a potential security treat.

20+ years ago people were using scanners to listen to wireless telephone handsets and even old style (pre-digital) cellular phones.

This is just a hugher tech version of the same.
You should watch the video.
What has changed is not just the number of products that transmit data. It is the networks now in place that did not exist in the time period you frame that collect the data and disseminate it to third parties.

This is yet anther reason there is a shortage of computer chips....
 

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This is why I generally shun "smart" appliances and won't install things like "smart" thermostats.
 

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Skynet Went Live June 8! Attn: Alexa Echo and Ring Owners​




Rob Braxman Tech

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On June 8, 2021 Skynet went LIVE. If you have an Amazon Alexa Echo or an Amazon Ring Camera then your devices have now been recruited with a default opt-in to support the Amazom SideWalk. Now a secret network has been enabled that powers devices on the steets without the need for a Wifi connection or an Internet connection. Amazon Echos and Rings all over will now provide the network architecture by passing the signals to and from devices on 900mhz through the Internet by sharing in the bandwidth of everyone with these Amazon devices. However these devices are not under the control of the owner of the device. These network activities are encrypted and kept private between Amazon and the device so you don't even know what your device is doing, what other devices it is listening to or whether it is doing Remote control.

Please refrain from comments until you actually watch the You Tube..... There can not be discussion with out the knowledge of what is presented.
Amazon is the big perpetrator, but others are involved as well. What does this data collection have to do with retail sales? Nothing at all...
I think it is time to look into these privacy issues, and perhaps regulate big Tech to stop the intrusions into personal privacy.
 
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