They had it hidden in the vacuum cleaner box with a little hole punched in the side...
I reported the hidden camera after I checked out early and they immediately refunded me and suspended the account (and hopefully banned them).
As for how I found it, I used nmap to do a network scan and checked out the IP that wasn’t the router or one of my devices and it had some typical default credentials. I saw this article recently that goes deeper on finding cameras... https://isc.sans.edu/diary/How+to+Find+Hidden+Cameras+in+your+AirBNB/24834
I feel like I should also add that over the course of the last year I have stayed at 27 different AirBnBs and they handled it pretty well after I reported it. Also, I do not think it had anything to do with the fact it was in Yerevan, could have happened anywhere...
@vgan I help run a couple of Airbnb places, I've wondered a few times about how to reassure people about what's NOT there as well as telling them what is.
A page in the guestbook listing all the devices we supply and expect to be on the wifi maybe ... maybe only one person in a hundred would care, but I'd like to make that person happy.
@Nocta Just a guess, it was the only thing on the network besides my phone, laptop and the router and it had common web ports open.
You can get them banned from airbnb check out the terms of service and the FAQ, and/or get a big discount on your stay
@arthurlutzim I did! I reported them right after I checked out and AirBnB refunded me and also banned them (or at least suspended the account).
@arthurlutzim It was a really unsettling situation though... I unplugged the camera immediately when I found it and I think they must have known. I checked out a night early and just left the keys inside.
@vgan could've taken the camera with you, and when they tried to report you for theft, they could've explained themselves to the police why they were violating your privacy. ;)
@vgan I’m curious how do you know that there is a possible cam hidden just by looking at all the WiFi network available ? Generally WiFi are password secured ? How do you manage to find it ?
@vgan Oh, wow, the owner went to all the trouble to get the camera wired up with antenna and lithium batter, but didn't bother to put it on a separate wifi networ,
Which makes me terrified of all the people who would go to all the trouble of putting camera on a separate network.
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