Hi there! I've heard of that on the Internet and now I'm curious was that for real and if it was what can I do to make sure that nobody is spying at me.
asked Dec 26 '12 at 05:49
That's a really concerning question and we at jammer-store.com spent some time to gather all info we need to give a proper answer. First of all we should tell you that it was real and now big shopping centers put those cameras in dummies. They are called EyeSee Manequin. Those dummies are utilized to gather the information about the customer, using face recognition technologies. Information about gender, face and race is gathered. Also they gather statistics on how much people visits that particular place in the store and many other things.
You should know that mall administration is obliged to warn you about those dummies. Developers of those augmented mannequins state that there is no privacy violations, though those dummies are gathering video and audio information. It is not stored or transmitted, all the data is processed within the device and users have access only to plain, depersonalized statistics. But the fact that those devices are able to gather not only video, but audio information too, eavesdropping you in other words, is really concerning.
There is little info on how those dummies actually work in the internee, so we've made some assumptions. The most convenient way to organize a couple of those devices into a network and connect them to a central server is by organizing them in a Wi-Fi network. And if it is so – then we are lucky, because those Wi-Fi networks are vulnerable. We should tell you that those wireless networks use the 2.4 GHz frequency to transmit data to each device in it. That frequency can be disrupted with a small disguised Wi-Fi jammer.
Thanks for your question, and avoid spying dummies!
answered Dec 26 '12 at 05:52