Cyborg Unplug Detects Spyware And Blocks Its Access To Our Devices
Technology is advancing at a rapid and astonishingly scary rate nowadays. However, what is more scary is the fact that technology can now be used to even spy on you using security cameras, embedded microphones and so much more.
But as this spying technology is increasing, counter measures are being designed for people’s privacy. A firm has designed a router, Cyborg Unplug, that detects these spying devices and blocks them from accessing our Wi-Fi network. Moreover, it can disconnect all target devices from networks and any paired connections with other phones.
Cyborg Unplug ‘sniffs’ out surveillance and undercover devices including Google Glass, hidden microphones and security cameras. Any device using the network to spy or stream content over the network are detected. An alarm is then signaled and the detected device is disconnected.
– Mail Online
The technology works in the following way:
- Every wireless device comes with a unique hardware signature which has already been assigned to it by the manufacturer. These signatures are broadcast by wireless devices as they connect to wireless networks.
- The router then ‘looks out’ for these signatures, which are the devices the owner has selected to block.
- If a banned device is discovered during this sniffing of signatures, an alarm is triggered in the form of an audio or flashing LEDs.
- If a device is connected to a network that Cyborg Unplug guards, special ‘de-authentication’ packets are sent to disconnect it.
Cyborg Unplug is capable of being run in two modes:
It disconnects target devices from the networks selected by the owner (even the networks owned by the user).
All Out Mode:
It disconnects all target devices from any network along with paired connections with phones.
Furthermore, the router allows blocking specific devices like Google Glass devices, meanwhile allowing access to other devices like some trusted smartphones.
The firm explained that Cyborg Unplug has basically been designed for networks where there is greater and untrustworthy traffic like public networks in restaurants and offices.
Two models are reportedly going to be made available this year, in EU, UK and US so far with price range lying between $50 and $100.