How criminals use jammers device and defuses to compromise Wi-Fi security cameras
The new warning applies to anyone using wireless security cameras like Ring to protect their homes.
A Detroit woman says her Ring camera didn't capture the moment her car was stolen outside her home, and local experts say that's because criminals have become more tech-savvy.
Earlier this month, the woman said her car was stolen from her driveway and when she checked her Ring camera footage, she noticed the time was missing.
Chris Burns, owner of Techie Gurus, said security cameras that use Wi-Fi to record are more about convenience than safety. This is because Wi-Fi can easily be interfered with, preventing cameras from detecting people near your home, leaving criminals in trouble.
"Relying on wireless as a security aspect is a mistake," Burns said. "Wireless signals can easily be interfered with or blocked."
These scammers can use it like a WiFi jammer or deauther, which can be about the size of an Apple Watch.
If you stand close enough, the defuser will overload the WiFi system and force the WiFi camera to stop recording. Accessories only cost around $10 to $50. Jammers, on the other... More
by perfectjammer on 2023-09-28 11:33:28
The Federal Communications Commission says illegal devices that block cell phone signals could pose a security risk.
The FCC has seen an increase in the sale of jammers devices that block cell phone calls, text messages, Wi-Fi networks and jammer GPS systems and could be used to wreak havoc in public places.
The small, battery-operated devices can be used to create "dead zones" in a small area (usually about 30 feet) and are used by movie theaters, restaurants and schools to keep people away from their phones. But they also disrupt emergency calls, can disrupt navigation near airports, and have been used near police stations to disrupt radio communications. FCC officials said they have noticed an increase in jammers banned under federal law entering the country. Many cheaper versions are imported from Asia and sell for as little as $95, according to the agency.
The sale, advertising, use or import of jammers is illegal under the Communications Act 1934, which prohibits the blocking of radio communications in public places.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) cited eight individuals and companies for ad-jammer ads on Craigslist.
According to the FCC, the jammers were... More
by perfectjammer on 2023-09-27 10:39:25
Have you ever been annoyed by other people talking loudly on the phone and disrupting your morning commute?
It turns out there is a way to block these calls, but it's illegal and could cause serious security issues for others.
A controversial device simply and appropriately called a cell phone jammer can silence cell phones, CBS New York's Mary Calvi reports.
One commuter said: "There's a lot of noise, constant discussions, people telling each other what to have for dinner, what to do on the weekend and it makes it all tiring." This is where mobile signal jammer come into play.
He decided to put an end to the situation and used the device to cut off the phone signal. "You ask them nicely if they can turn it down a little bit, but they don't, and then we cut them off," he said.
He asked that his identity be kept secret because jammers are illegal.
Although the man said he wasn't afraid of getting caught, the Federal Communications Commission imposes stiff penalties on people who block other people's cellphones and GPS devices. These penalties can range up to $100,000, including jail time.
by perfectjammer on 2023-09-26 10:37:52
Let's give credit to the teacher who destroyed the phone signal in the classroom. This is just a place that needs them.
The news that Fivay High School teacher (and former professional wrestler!) Dean Liptak is in trouble for blocking cell phone signals in his classroom is completely the wrong reaction from the school administration (and let’s be honest, the government).
Of course, what he was doing was technically illegal. The FCC says: "The use of 'cell phone jammers' or similar devices (signal blockers, GPS jammers or text message blockers, etc.) designed to intentionally block, interfere with, or disrupt authorized radio communications is a violation of federal law." Oops, It's not even illegal to sell jammers in the United States, but they're easy to buy overseas (as long as the retailer doesn't get caught). The only legal purchasers of such equipment are government employees.
Liptak is getting off light (five-day suspension without pay); a Florida man with a jammer in his car for months got fined $48,000. At least one priest has used a jammer after calls happened during sermons and even a funeral—and he supposedly got the go-ahead from the police.
Sure, the driver, and the... More
by perfectjammer on 2023-09-22 10:57:42
Any car equipped with electronic locks is at risk from signal jammers.
There has been an appeal for South Africans to help identify the person seen in the video about the signal jammer and how it works.
The video was shared widely on social media and quickly went viral.
It is unclear who this person is, but Crime in SA on Twitter plagiarized a post from the South African Police Service (SAPS) and appealed to South Africans to come forward with information about the person.
"Unidentified individuals are showing off signal jammers on social media. These devices are used by criminals to block tracking devices and cell phone signals. Let's help police identify this person of interest."
While some comments on the post claim possessing the device is not a crime, crimes in South Australia suggest otherwise.
“Some people are saying that this man cannot be arrested because he has such a device, let us put their doubts to rest. Failure to provide satisfactory service under section 82 of Act 129 of the Third Amendment Act 1993 reports of possession of equipment or items.
"Any person who is in possession of a device or article which is reasonably suspected to have been used or... More
by perfectjammer on 2023-09-21 11:16:23
A signal jammer is a device that suppresses, interferes with or blocks radio frequencies, the use of which is generally illegal under the Communications Act 1934. This is primarily due to their ability to interfere with critical communications such as emergency communications, disrupt first responder communications, or interfere with maritime or aviation communications.
Under the law, it is unlawful for any person to "willfully or maliciously interfere with or disrupt the radio communications of any station licensed or authorized under this chapter or operated by the United States Government." Additionally, the bill prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale, offer for sale, transportation, or use of equipment that does not comply with the provisions of the bill.
Therefore, it is often impossible to authenticate or use jamming device because their real purpose is to disrupt the communications of authorized devices. Therefore, these devices do not comply with FCC standards and are illegal for use in the United States with few exceptions.
In this case, the FFC received an outage complaint from a telecommunications provider. In response, the agency's law enforcement... More
by perfectjammer on 2023-09-20 10:34:29
As drones rise, so does counter-drone technology. While a variety of potential counter-drone solutions exist, including surveillance equipment such as radars, radio frequency analyzers, or acoustic and optical sensors, as well as high-power microwave (HPM) equipment, drone networks, and lasers, there is another Solutions have been a hot topic for a recent problem in the drone industry: drone GPS interference.
Many drones rely on GPS (and other technologies like ships and cargo fleets, and even smartphones) for navigation and tracking. But some bad actors are trying to jam these GPS signals.
InfiniDome is an Israeli GPS security company founded in 2016 that makes a variety of products, but its focus area is building GPS signal protection systems. This summer, Infinidome published a white paper that clarified how drone gps jamming works and provided a very sobering demonstration of how GPS (GNSS) systems are vulnerable to jamming attacks.
Why does drone interference occur?
Why is it a problem?
There are many reasons why people would want to jam drone GPS signals, including defense applications, causing enemy drones to get lost or crash. While drones are used in... More
by perfectjammer on 2023-09-19 10:23:57
As a professional photographer and drone pilot, I've seen firsthand how drone technology has become mainstream (pun intended) in recent years.
But with great power comes great responsibility, and as our skies become increasingly filled with these high-tech devices, the need for regulatory and control measures becomes increasingly clear.
Enter the world of drone jammers.
In this article, we’ll explore the ins and outs of drone jammer, from basic functionality to legality. We will also discuss some practical applications of this technology.
Whether you're a drone enthusiast interested in the technology, a security professional looking to learn about drone defenses, or just someone concerned about privacy, this guide is for you.
Introduction to drone defense technology
Okay, guys, let’s get down to business. What exactly is a drone jammer? Why should we care?
What is a drone jammer?
- Imagine you are flying your drone and taking stunning aerial shots, and suddenly your drone starts to react. It doesn't respond to your controls and seems to have a mind of its own. My friend, you may have just encountered a drone jammer.
- Simply put, a drone jammer is a device designed to... More
by perfectjammer on 2023-09-18 11:35:26
The purpose of these homemade devices was to jam the signals from kamikaze drones, but the radio transmissions protecting the tanks could also reveal the tank's location.
Russia's Lancet kamikaze drones, designed to locate targets and then crash, have become a serious problem for the Ukrainian military.
Drones buzz over the battlefield, flown by pilots on the ground and guided by radio signals.
Jammers mounted on tanks or other vehicles can interfere with the signal and cause the drone to miss its target.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has intensified the drone arms race, with both sides using increasingly sophisticated drones for a variety of missions. The latest salvo is a repeating jammer that forms an invisible protective dome over the tank and jams the signals of any kamikaze drones trying to attack it.
The Lancet was made by Kalashnikov...yes, that Kalashnikov
One of the most dangerous types of drones on the Ukrainian battlefield is the kamikaze drone, which is designed for one-way flight and is launched over the battlefield. The pilot sits on the ground at the control station and must rely on the drone's camera to locate the target. When he does... More
by perfectjammer on 2023-09-17 11:08:45
"The U.S. military has invested a lot of work over the past decade to improve the security of GPS," said James Lewis, a technology expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank.
Lewis said Russia has deployed "powerful" jammers in Syria since 2015, disrupting much of the electromagnetic spectrum. These phone jammer are powerful enough to disrupt aircraft landing in Tel Aviv, Israel.
“The problem with these large, powerful jammers is that they are vulnerable,” Lewis told Mission & Purpose. "It sends a strong signal, 'I'm here.' Target me." That's attractive when you don't have to worry about someone fighting back. I think that's one of the reasons it's used in Syria. "
Russia also has more advanced jammers that can jam certain frequencies, Lewis said, and they have invested time and effort in developing the ability to spoof GPS signals and throw navigation systems off course. To this end, the Chinese military, whose electronic warfare capabilities lag behind Russia's, is purchasing Russian-made jammer device.
The United States also helped Ukraine find and destroy Russian jammers, a "high priority" mission, according to a... More
by perfectjammer on 2023-09-14 11:26:23