Using deauths to evade smart doorbell cameras

Crowgrandfather
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edited November 18, 2019 in Devices & Security #1


There's some good discussion going on in the comments on this Reddit post. The long and short of it is though that: yes. It's completely possible for a thief or anyone else to deauth a wireless camera; before, during, and after a home invasion burglary. This deauth will essentially render the wireless camera worthless as most don't have internal storage.


@VioletChepil can you explain to us all how the FingBox's deauth warning works and what a user will see if there's a deauth attack?

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  • VioletChepil
    VioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    Hi @Crowgrandfather
    Very interesting. A deauth attack will be alerted by Fingbox, like the other WiFi intrusion protecting alerts! Here are some more details here:
    https://help.fing.com/knowledge-base/wifi-intrusion-protection/

    Here's how our deauth attacks work:
    We detect deauth attacks at high speed against the BSSID that is monitored by Fingbox.
    The attacks are detected and reported within 5 minutes with e-mail event in the Fingbox log.

    In order to avoid false alarms, there are minimum thresholds to raise an alarm:
    - the minimum duration of attack: 10 seconds
    - minimum deauth packets per second: 30/sec

    Let me know your feedback! 
    Cheers,
    Violet

    Community Manager at Fing

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  • Crowgrandfather
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    @VioletChepil

    Thank you very much.

    VioletChepil