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Postby Infinity » Tue Sep 07, 2010 22:35 UTC

So since Vogon has been on the rampage of learning about people i thought this would be a good topic. What is your career/job. If you find it too personal be vauge.

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Truth: I am a computer technician for my own computer business. Its actually owned by my dad but i pretty much maintain everything. I do all "In-shop" and "At-home" Business. I do anything from cleaned out nasty naughty viruses to building monster machines to diagnosing blue screens and errors to creating small networks in small business sharing printers/scanners/network files and ext.

Vauge: I a technician.

So im interested in everyone here at Vogon so please share and please be honest. I mean i consider Vogon family and sometimes we just would like to know who we are actually playing against.
Thanks! Chris aka Infinity
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Re: Career

Postby Tripredacus » Tue Sep 07, 2010 22:42 UTC

Truth: I manage software deployment for a Microsoft "Named OEM" (like HP or Dell) Partner. This includes developing and updating servers/software to automatically deploy operating systems and software products to computers. I also am involved with the relationships of clients' technical staffs (staves?) so that I may better develop our server-side deployment software or work instructions to suit their needs. I am tasked with training members of my deployment team on how to use the existing software and how to improve it to make it more robust.

Vauge: I work in computer software

PS: the "vauge" definition (I feel) is (what you tell people at parties) what you do.
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Re: Career

Postby Apocalypse » Wed Sep 08, 2010 03:29 UTC

I am retired now (not by choice by health conditions)

Used to own East Coast Audio Video. I did everything from repair electronics like TV's VCR's DVD players and Computers to custom home theater installations BIG ONES with projectors and movie theater seating. I even used to do Video Engineering (editing) for the Philadelphia Flyers.

Thats about it. Retired now.
I work at vogon (:
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Re: Career

Postby =RS= » Wed Sep 08, 2010 05:04 UTC

Am sorry to ask this, but what’s caused your retirement Apocalypse
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Re: Career

Postby Apocalypse » Wed Sep 08, 2010 05:30 UTC

Darth=RS= wrote:Am sorry to ask this, but what’s caused your retirement Apocalypse



Mostly Arthritis in my back knees hips ankles, and Dutrins syndrome in my hands (why i only play for short periods of time now). but i recently was in hospital with very bad staph infection. I am now diabetic to. umm COPD and i am on 3 anti Anxiety meds. Sold my half of business and got out. There is more but it is kinda personal.
I still do some stuff here and there for family and friends but i cant work 8 to 16 hour days anymore. (14 to 16 hour days i worked for many years) There is no stopping when you own your own business and work needs to be done.
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Re: Career

Postby =RS= » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:20 UTC

Sorry to hear about that Apocalypse :<
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Re: Career

Postby SD » Wed Sep 08, 2010 17:17 UTC

I'm in the lumber/timber industry. I'm site manager for a government run initiative to promote the use of sustainable, native timber. Sometimes I come home and I am grumpy :DD
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Re: Career

Postby craij » Wed Sep 08, 2010 18:05 UTC

SD wrote:Sometimes I come home and I am grumpy :DD

We get it ... you come home and somethin's gotta die! :megagrin:

Truth: RIA developer
Vague: I write code all day

All work and no Q3 makes craij a dull boy.
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Re: Career

Postby AG » Wed Sep 08, 2010 18:32 UTC

truth: web dev at a library
vague: computer crap
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Re: Career

Postby =RS= » Wed Sep 08, 2010 22:50 UTC

I do Counter Surveillance 'bug sweeping' Using state of the art equipment, I need to get a website started. The big thing now is the gsm bugs & trackers in cars, which I can detect.
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Re: Career

Postby Apocalypse » Wed Sep 08, 2010 23:04 UTC

Darth=RS= wrote:Sorry to hear about that Apocalypse :<



Thank You, it's no problem. I am learning to accept it and vogon gives me something to do. With acceptance I can get off of anxiety meds. :yes:
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Re: Career

Postby craij » Fri Sep 10, 2010 17:10 UTC

Darth=RS= wrote:I do Counter Surveillance 'bug sweeping' Using state of the art equipment, I need to get a website started. The big thing now is the gsm bugs & trackers in cars, which I can detect.


truth: stalker

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Re: Career

Postby SD » Fri Sep 10, 2010 17:37 UTC

craij wrote:
Darth=RS= wrote:I do Counter Surveillance 'bug sweeping' Using state of the art equipment, I need to get a website started. The big thing now is the gsm bugs & trackers in cars, which I can detect.


truth: stalker

:DD


Haaaaaa!!!!
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Re: Career

Postby =RS= » Fri Sep 10, 2010 23:21 UTC

Well I don't bug peoples homes as a rule, but I have in the past for some friends who are getting divorced, but the tapes very unpleasent so I don't do it anymore. :sceptic2:
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Re: Career

Postby Apocalypse » Sat Sep 11, 2010 01:09 UTC

Darth=RS= wrote:Well I don't bug peoples homes as a rule, but I have in the past for some friends who are getting divorced, but the tapes very unpleasent so I don't do it anymore. :sceptic2:


LOL 007 :lol:
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Re: Career

Postby Tripredacus » Sat Sep 11, 2010 03:42 UTC

That's cool AG. I've done webdev for years on my own. I am finally doing it professionally now. Currently I am redoing my company's website in PHP with a CMS type feel (for admins only) but its not live yet and probably won't be for awhile. It sucked when I was unemployed, it didn't matter that I had 8-10 years of web dev experience because it wasn't with a company I worked for. So its good you are doing it for a company!
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Re: Career

Postby dyn » Sat Sep 11, 2010 13:55 UTC

Darth=RS= wrote:I do Counter Surveillance 'bug sweeping' Using state of the art equipment, I need to get a website started. The big thing now is the gsm bugs & trackers in cars, which I can detect.


That's very interesting, i was always interested in Surveillance and Counter Surveillance. Do they bug cars a lot? Corporate espionage?

About bugging homes i agree, but for another reason -- you will rarely hear or see anything interesting. Most people are boring when on their own, and when divorce is on the horizon, level of intelligence lowers even further, usually accompanied by substance abuse and endless arguing about who loves who and what can they expect from each other. After they finally divorce, they start arguing about the money, kids and possessions.

Same goes for PCs and even web servers. Most of the time all you find is either school/college/work documents or travel and birthday photos. Even travel photos are without much imagination, usually people posing in front of something potentially interesting to see, obstructing the view. Browsing history is similar, mostly popular/media web sites with occasional porn, and of course, tons on email "humor", half of it infected with trojans. I also noticed people and hosting companies rarely sanitize HDDs, leaving potentially sensitive data in-place, which can be recovered easily. You don't even need sophisticated software like WinHex, all you need is something simple perhaps Recuva with Deep Scan enabled.
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Re: Career

Postby =RS= » Sat Sep 11, 2010 18:17 UTC

Hi Dyn The police seem you fit trackers on cars a lot, but also you can buy your own tracker off the internet cheap these days and very quick to install with just a magnet underneath the car, also in the cars you can fit a gsm bug which are great, you buy a sim card push it in the bug and you can ring it from anywhere in the world and listen to what’s being said how good is that! :o
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Re: Career

Postby =RS= » Sat Sep 11, 2010 18:38 UTC

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The one above is a gsm bug in a mouse

This two way GSM audio spy device calls you from anywhere in the world when it detects sounds around its vicinity. Simply insert a GSM SIM card and program it to your desired phone number for call back and start doing your spy business from anywhere in the world!

Trying to find out the truth about what's being said behind your back? Now you can and from anywhere in the world. You can even place several spy audio devices and set them up at your desired locations like your bedroom, living room, conference room or office. Just insert a SIM card into the audio spy device, send a text message containing the activation letters as stated in the products user manual (e.g. XXX followed by your mobile phone number from your mobile phone, then your bug is active and ready for action! The device is a quad-band product that supports the four global standard GSM frequencies (850MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, and 1900MHz), so you can be confident of it working anywhere in the world.

This two-way audio spy device comes with a manual switch located next to the SIM card slot. Switching to option (A) only allows you to call the spy audio device and listen in to conversations that are being detected. Option (B) allows the spy audio device to call you when it detects sounds, or if people are talking, while still allowing you the freedom to call the device


A gsm bug costs about £20 to £40
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Re: Career

Postby dyn » Sat Sep 11, 2010 18:39 UTC

Yes, very interesting. But it can filter out external noise, when attached to it, or it must be installed inside?
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Re: Career

Postby =RS= » Sat Sep 11, 2010 18:42 UTC

It must be fitted inside to get a clear recording
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Re: Career

Postby dyn » Sat Sep 11, 2010 18:48 UTC

That mouse bug is very nice, exactly what you need in office environment, or when spying on someone. Are there any practical devices to block transmission?
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Re: Career

Postby =RS= » Sat Sep 11, 2010 18:48 UTC

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I use this peice of equipment MDS4001 Multi-Detection System I have other equipment as well

This system has been developed to detect and locate quickly and silently, all major categories of electronic surveillance devices, whilst combining reliability with simplicity of operation.

The unit can be used extremely effectively by both professional sweep teams or by non-technical personnel.

Main Features:
7 sweep functions in one system.
Fast effective detection.
Detection of RF transmitters, telephone taps, hidden cameras, mains carrier devices, infra-redtransmitters, laser transmitters and the detection of wired microphone systems.
Fully portable for complete mobility.
A superb unit at an affordable price.
A flexible and comprehensive analysing tool.

Specifications:
Detection capability: All types of transmitters including AM, WFM, NFM, sub-carrier, carrier only, single side band, double side band and suppressed carrier. Also scrambled, burst, frequency hopping and other spread spectrum types.
Frequency range: 60KHz - 5GHz.
RF receiver type: Single conversation super heterodyne, harmonics and local oscillator.
Dynamic range: Typically greater than 80dB.
Demodulators: AM,WFM,NFM and SC.
Attenuators: 0, -30dB at active whip.
Sensitivity: -60dBm.
Tuning methods: Manual tuning or automatic to strongest signal.
Tone frequency: 1KHz.
AC power supply: 110v or 220 t0 240VAC, internal selection.
DC power supply: 12VDC external/12VDC internal rechargeable battery.
Internal battery: Constant current charging. 6 hours operating time.
Main unit size: 250 x 240 x 65mm.
Full system weight: 8KG (including flight case).

Accessories:
Carrying case.
Mains lead.
Headphones.
Telephone connecting lead (1m.)
BNC to BNC coax (1.2m.)
Test transmitter (Not to be used within the EU.).
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Re: Career

Postby dyn » Sat Sep 11, 2010 19:02 UTC

Great stuff, i think this is a must for any building or organization, where you plan to have confidential meetings etc...
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Re: Career

Postby =RS= » Sat Sep 11, 2010 19:05 UTC

Sorry Dyn, i didnt see what you asked, about the Practical devices to Jam thease systems, they are called
RF Jammers,
Radio Frequency (RF) Jammers are designed to prevent devices that rely on RF to operate. These days, so many devices are wireless, so this would include mobile (cell) phones, walkie talkies, television signals, wireless cameras, bluetooth, wireless networks (WiFi), and many more.
Jammers work by outputting a RF signal at the same frequency expected by the device that’s being jammed, but at a higher power compared to the normal signal. The jamming signal itself is usually random noise or a pure signal. The device being jammed will then receive the higher power signal which is from the jammer, and then the device can no longer function correctly. e.g. a mobile phone will lose reception from the nearest cell mast.

RF Jammers are illegal in pretty much all countries, certainly in most of Europe (particularly the UK), the US. I’m not aware of any licence that makes these devices to use. I’m sure that the government agencies use these sorts of devices for operations, and I would love to know how they do so legally. My guess is that they keep quiet about their usage however.
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If you were ever tempted to build your own unit and were very versed in SMT technology, then the Wave Bubble RF Jammer might be of interest to you. The Wave Bubble is self-tuning, reconfigurable to different frequencies, and has an output power of 100mW. It’s small size is ideal for concealment too. However, getting caught with one of these devices would carry quite a nasty punishment in the UK or US. Be warned!
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Re: Career

Postby dyn » Sat Sep 11, 2010 19:10 UTC

Yes, i was thinking about that, or shielding device of some sort, to prevent signal to go out. I guess since jammers can disturb wifi signal, it would be possible to use it to prevent someone from using wifi internet or mobile phones?
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Re: Career

Postby =RS= » Sat Sep 11, 2010 19:18 UTC

Thats what it will do.The first thing I do when I do a scan of the house is to turn off all wireless devices, moble phone, internet, house phones or you get a false positive reading
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Re: Career

Postby R0tnAx » Sat Sep 11, 2010 19:45 UTC

Student is a career :D? :king: :meh:
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Re: Career

Postby craij » Mon Sep 13, 2010 20:42 UTC

I know there are a couple of other threads for this but I just couldn't resist ... remove if you gotta Dyn.

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Re: Career

Postby dyn » Fri Oct 01, 2010 20:28 UTC

RS, check this out, new remote listening device:
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