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Friday, May 27, 2022

Lumos can Find Hidden Cameras and IOT

 Means for checking for hidden cameras and IOT.

Lumos System Can Find Hidden Cameras and IoT Devices in Your Airbnb or Hotel Room

 By May 25, 2022Ravie Lakshmanan in HackerNews

A group of academics has devised a system that can be used on a phone or a laptop to identify and locate Wi-Fi-connected hidden IoT devices in unfamiliar physical spaces.

With hidden cameras being increasingly used to snoop on individuals in hotel rooms and Airbnbs, the goal is to be able to pinpoint such rogue devices without much of a hassle.

The system, dubbed Lumos, is designed with this intent in mind and to "visualize their presence using an augmented reality interface," said  Rahul Anand Sharma, Elahe Soltanaghaei, Anthony Rowe, and Vyas Sekar of Carnegie Mellon University in a new paper.

At its core, the platform works by snuffing and collecting encrypted wireless packets over the air to detect and identify concealed devices. Subsequently, it estimates the location of each identified device with respect to the user as they walk around the perimeter of the space.

The localization module, for its part, combines signal strength measurements that are available in 802.11 packets (aka Received Signal Strength Indicator or RSSI) with relative user position determined by visual inertial odometry (VIO) information on mobile phones.  ..... ' 

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