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Author Topic: The LED lights in your home could be spying on you!  (Read 2686 times)

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The LED lights in your home could be spying on you!
« on: September 30, 2013, 06:19:36 PM »
Grab your tinfoil hats and rejoice! You were right all along! They ARE out to get you!



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An LED light can be used to spy on someone and hear everything that they are saying in their home. Don't believe? Here's your proof!

But who are "they"? Pfft! Silly question! The ILLUMINATI of course~! :P ;D
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Re: The LED lights in your home could be spying on you!
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2013, 07:02:49 PM »
If I understand the video correctly, the LED would need to be modified with a microphone and a circuit to encode the source into the light frequency carrier. Then someone with equipment that can capture the light frequencies can extract the sound information, right?

I guess my point is that the LED bulb would have to be 'bugged' for this to work.

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Re: The LED lights in your home could be spying on you!
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2013, 07:14:19 PM »
If I understand the video correctly, the LED would need to be modified with a microphone and a circuit to encode the source into the light frequency carrier. Then someone with equipment that can capture the light frequencies can extract the sound information, right?

I guess my point is that the LED bulb would have to be 'bugged' for this to work.

Correct. A microphone is needed to pick up the sound, which is then placed into the light where the light serves as a carrier wave.

It would need to be purposefully done, but if you check the setup he has, it's relatively simple and can easily be done by anyone with access to the needed tools/equipment.

Lesson learned: Sunlight is Edward Snowden's friend. :P
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Re: The LED lights in your home could be spying on you!
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2013, 10:09:14 PM »
If I understand the video correctly, the LED would need to be modified with a microphone and a circuit to encode the source into the light frequency carrier. Then someone with equipment that can capture the light frequencies can extract the sound information, right?

I guess my point is that the LED bulb would have to be 'bugged' for this to work.

Correct. A microphone is needed to pick up the sound, which is then placed into the light where the light serves as a carrier wave.

It would need to be purposefully done, but if you check the setup he has, it's relatively simple and can easily be done by anyone with access to the needed tools/equipment.

Which would make it only slightly less useful than the much simpler, more readily available, and mature technologies that have been available for decades. In other words yes, surveillance is relatively easy and cheap. In other news water is wet.

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Re: The LED lights in your home could be spying on you!
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2013, 03:04:20 AM »
Yeah, very nice. Thanks for the information anyway.

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Re: The LED lights in your home could be spying on you!
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2013, 06:39:18 AM »
Which would make it only slightly less useful than the much simpler, more readily available, and mature technologies that have been available for decades.

Except that unlike the typical RF bug this can't be swept for - no transmitter to catch per se - Which puts it in the parabolic or laser mic class oh shit category.

Remember back when it was "safe" to just shut off your cell phone..?

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Re: The LED lights in your home could be spying on you!
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2013, 02:59:20 PM »
Which would make it only slightly less useful than the much simpler, more readily available, and mature technologies that have been available for decades.

Except that unlike the typical RF bug this can't be swept for - no transmitter to catch per se - Which puts it in the parabolic or laser mic class oh shit category.

Remember back when it was "safe" to just shut off your cell phone..?

Actually it can be swept for. Modern bug sweeping technology already includes the capability to find the solid state circuit which would be embedding the audio in the light. That's in no small part because there are already plenty of tricks for making RF bugs resistant to RF sweeps. Bugs can transmit in microbursts, rotating frequencies, or simply close enough to normal RF frequencies like TV or radio to be indistinguishable from normal background noise. Even relatively simple spread spectrum broadcasts are nearly detection resistant.

And as you point out, remotely accessing every day devices is already a reality. Considering most people have one or more electronic devices with transmit capabilities on their person most of the time that's a much more efficient, and obviously scarier, way to eavesdrop.

What scares me the most isn't the technology that's available but rather how little thought most people give to intentionally transmitting sensitive data here, there, and everywhere. That makes finding and exploiting vulnerabilities easier by an order of magnitude which ultimately impacts even those of use who are obsessively careful.

The question isn't whether you're paranoid. It's whether you're paranoid enough - and very few people are. If you've got nothing to hide you haven't given it enough thought.
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Re: The LED lights in your home could be spying on you!
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2013, 04:32:54 AM »
If you've got nothing to hide you haven't given it enough thought.

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I've not heard that before, but it's just bang on!
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