Just finished putting together MACtrack as app for #phosh interface. When you tap the button it listens only to disconnected wifi devices (ex: not your household/neighbors connected to wifi) & prints their mac/brand+saved #WiFi networks, + searches for gps/street location using #OSINT database. #Pinephone #Linux #python You can download it here: https://www.gitlab.com/Aresesi/mactrack
A couple different screenshots:
@kakure haha, not all, but... You might be surprised. Many tracking related things come down to ppl leaving phone/wifi on.
@RTP I'm worried that this will be used against innocent people more often than it will be used to catch criminals.
@kakure meant for awareness. Part of our privacy at home is awareness of who is outside.
I offer solution: change your home router SSID, use mac changing like wipri package I put together, delete old saved ssid's.
I know where you are coming from and I struggled a bit after thinking of it. But things are other things out there, these are public resources.
Meant to bring awareness to people who think "I have nothing to hide": well privacy matters.
I hope people start paying attention.
@kakure Unfortunately I forsee a future where these are everyday utilities for everyday people- :'( unless there major shift in awareness- ppl don't care til it affects them. I don't think it's possible w/out something uncomfortable- I use it to teach privacy.
Ring doorbell set dangerous precedents and now is doing facial recognition.
At same time I probably won't work on anything else like it. It is a nice teaching tool hoping to bring awareness to unnecessary privacy vulnerabilities.
@kakure PS: while you can use the more fullproof solution of changing home ssid/clearing saved nets.
Turning wifi off when not using it is the easiest solution and it won't affect you or anyone who does this. ;)
Hopefully brings some awareness that we should all care more about privacy and make a stand to roll back surveillance capitalism.
What else can we do? People won't listen.
I see privacy as most determining factor in our future- whether we w/be free to make our own decisions or not.
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