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The curious case of the Raspberry Pi in the network closet

9 comments

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    piedpiper Link
    A bit anticlimactic at the end. I feel like the story was really starting to get juicy and then... "Legal has taken over". Did I just miss it or does the author not even tell us what the device...

    A bit anticlimactic at the end. I feel like the story was really starting to get juicy and then... "Legal has taken over". Did I just miss it or does the author not even tell us what the device does? Cool post none the less.

    5 votes
    1. hungariantoast Link Parent
      I edited my comment to provide links to other discussions about this, including where the author originally asked for help on Reddit. Here's the author's "final update" on the situation: If I had...

      I edited my comment to provide links to other discussions about this, including where the author originally asked for help on Reddit.

      Here's the author's "final update" on the situation:

      It really was the ex employee who said he put it there almost a year ago to "help us identifying wifi problems and tracking users in the area around the Managers office". He didn't answer as to why he never told us, as his main argument was to help us with his data and he has still not sent us the data he collected. We handed the case over to the authorities.

      If I had to guess, there just isn't anything more to this story at the moment, as it is a recent development, but hopefully the author provides further updates in the future.

      3 votes
    2. [3]
      teaearlgraycold Link Parent
      Seems to me like the author should have waited until the story finished developing before they posted it online.

      Seems to me like the author should have waited until the story finished developing before they posted it online.

      2 votes
      1. Duncan Link Parent
        Maybe after "Legal" took over, they were not allowed to post publicly about it.

        Maybe after "Legal" took over, they were not allowed to post publicly about it.

        3 votes
      2. Deimos Link Parent
        The posts about it have gotten a lot of attention on reddit, so I imagine he's deluged with requests for updates on the story constantly. It's probably easier to just write something like this up...

        The posts about it have gotten a lot of attention on reddit, so I imagine he's deluged with requests for updates on the story constantly. It's probably easier to just write something like this up than keep telling people to wait for it to conclude.

        2 votes
  2. hungariantoast (edited ) Link
    It's neat that this info helped solve the case, but it's terrifying how much information about someone could be discovered thanks to the negligence of a person's family members. For those wanting...

    Oddly enough I found a website from 2001 where parents of "gifted children" write articles about them and for some reason sign those articles with their home address and phone numbers. So I have a name and the address of this whole family.

    It's neat that this info helped solve the case, but it's terrifying how much information about someone could be discovered thanks to the negligence of a person's family members.

    For those wanting a little more context and a nice follow up to this article, there's a post about this on Lobsters as well as Reddit, where the author originally asked for help.

    1 vote
  3. patience_limited Link
    I, for one, may be changing my wireless SSIDs back to router defaults.

    I, for one, may be changing my wireless SSIDs back to router defaults.

    1 vote
  4. Shahriar Link
    https://wigle.net/ is a very interesting website! Surprised at how the author managed to track down the perpetrator. Curious as to what they were logging with that Pi especially if it appears to...

    https://wigle.net/ is a very interesting website! Surprised at how the author managed to track down the perpetrator. Curious as to what they were logging with that Pi especially if it appears to be through the WiFi of the workplace.

    1 vote
  5. Flargus Link
    astute
    1. The application deployed to this resin device is called "logger". Not a good sign

    astute