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HOW TO STOP A HACKER FROM HACKING INTO MY CABLE TELEVISION?????

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HOW TO STOP A HACKER FROM HACKING INTO MY CABLE TELEVISION?????

onyx367
Hi Guys,
I need some advise. I am being stalked by a cyber stalker('s), who I now has hacked into my basic comcast cable television. I have already filed police reports and contacted the FBI, but this is a problem that has gone on unresolved for sometime. I don't even feel secure in my home anymore. I need to figure out if there's a way to stop this with some kind of equiptment or something? Is there a firewall for cable tv? And could hacers also hack into your regular Electric service, because my CD player also acts up. I am thinging this may be a wireless attack. Maybe someone in the now can tell me and provide me with advise, I need it desperately.
I knew something was up when I said things in my house and next thing, theyre repeated to me online!
I've called my cable company and they said it was impossible to do. I know it's not, and this person who did it loves to toy with me, by turning the signal on and off at key points of the television broadcasts.
I also found an extended phone wire manually wrapped around my cable , as an extended pickup.
I don't want this person to get away with anymore of this , they have terrorized me and my family!
Please tell me what I should do? Thanks
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    mjd420nova

    You have basic cable? Do you have a set top box?? It would be possible to hack the set top box, but if you just have the extended basic like me with no set top box, then there's no way to interupt the signal unless they have hacked the cable company. I would remove any extra wires wrapped around the cable, that could cause interference but not block the signal. Where does that wire go? You could apply 12 volts from a car battery to the wires around the cable, that would burn out any equipment it might be connected to, then all you have to do is look for the smoke or watch for anyone who comes looking for what happened to their pickup.

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    What they can do is to hook onto it and provide themselves with a free Cable TV feed. They Can Not affect the TV Feed that will be a physical problem with the cable.

    So if the signal is dropping out it's the Cable Companies problem to fix up.

    However what can be bugged are the phones even while not in use the receiver makes an excellent audio bug which no one thinks about and the more extensions that you have the more rooms that become bugged. Of course unless this is done with a Court Order this is highly illegal.

    The computer is a different kettle of fish though as there are numerous ways to bug or hack one of those and the only true way to know that you are totally secure is not to use one.

    Now in theory any wire that comes into your dwelling can carry out a signal or something as simple as a Gun Mic is able to listen in on conversations that you may be having but none of this stuff is cheap and it's mostly used by professional Inelegance Gatherer's. These are Massive Government Organisations not civilians with little to no money available.

    In short something like this is unlikely to actually be happening unless you have taken absolutely no steps to secure your computer. So if you have no AV Product in place and no Spy Ware Products loaded, updated and regally used you can have major infections of both Virus and Spy Ware that could be sending every keystroke off site to someone else, but even this is mostly confined to bank fraud so that your bank accounts can be emptied at will.

    If you are really concerned about an invasion of privacy I would suggest that you sell up and move into the wild country without any supplied Mains Power water or anything else like that and setup a shack that is sealed by some kind of metal around all the internal walls that connects together to form one complete Faraday Cage that is earthed to a good earth point that you continually pour water onto.

    I would never suggest that you apply power to anything that you find wound around someone else's property as it could be legally there and if it's not legally there it's not your responsibility to do anything about as you don't own the cable and you will most likely be held responsible for any damage incurred.

    Col

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    jose_gandara.tf06

    well just disconnect from your cable compony

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    salenners

    You are most likely being stalked and not hacked. It sounds like the person has attached something to your electrical wires. I'd first look at any home security system you may have installed. Make sure your system is programmed to dial the police and fire department etc. Investigate powerline networking. Ask your electrical service provider if they have the ability to transmit data across their electrical wires. Doing these things is no guarantee. If you'd like to know more, please email me directly.

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    dannypur27

    I'm a service tech with from a cable tv provider.

    Answers:
    1- no, is not possible to hack your cable
    2- no data can be transmitted that way, at least not the way you're reffering.
    3- your cable keeps going on and off? it can be cable box, bad primary line or plant issue.

    cable tv is a closed network, there is no way for somebody to enter the system, first they need a very expensive equipment which is not available for regular people and nobody will spend millions on equipment just for hacking and beside he will be detected in a matter of minutes and second they need the key encryption which is not way to access it thru a network, in other words is impossible.

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    DarcyCulberg

    I realize this is old but must reply.I have someone who knows me hacking into my cable but with a camera.It has to be done inside.The tv was taken apart,and where the cable is hooked up is a camera.You are viewed via internet.It is realy terrible to live this way.You can tell if you are watching tv and it freezes.The post also states the power is messed with,yes that too is possible and happened to me.You have to video tape it!I would do ANYTHING to stop it and hope someone sees and replys.PLEASE!!!ANYTHING!!Rent the dvd Enough and see what that person does,its all possible.Thats the way I have to live and people dont believe me.I found a comcast gye that did and I went to a spy store that did.I have my cell phones hacked,dont instant message on your phone!!!please someone answer..dmcewenc3001@oakton.edu

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    seanferd

    if someone is, in fact, bugging/stalking/spying on you, you need to call the police. You can point them right to the evidence.

    If you are that worried, unhook the cable and unplug any power cords. Try putting some tape or something on the camera lens.

    You can talk to your cell phone provider as well, or switch providers. When you call the police, maybe use a different phone so the comcast guy can't hear you.

    Take care.

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    OldER Mycroft

    So you can continue to complain about being hacked when you start receiving all the unsolicited SPAM heading your way!!

    I expect things were slacking off a bit, huh?

    Thanks for the laugh. I enjoyed it.

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    seanferd

    Not sure the career choice is a good fit. Perhaps that is the reason for a college address?

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    OldER Mycroft

    A facility where they don't allow sharp objects.

    Just not got around to changing the IP address yet. That - or so's they don't scare people away!! :^0

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    OldER Mycroft

    U expecting me to enrol ?

    At MY age ? :^0

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    seanferd

    Who wouldn't benefit from your instruction?

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    artysyd

    A friend of ours has pictures flashing on her screen that seem to respond to conversation taking place in the room. The DVR does not record the pictures that flash on the screen and if they occur quickly and they ask to see it again, it will come back up. A symbol =) comes up that seems to indicate yes to a question or agreement. But other pictures flash on the screen of various things that seem to be a response to what people are talking about in the room. We have recorded the phenomenom with hand held DVR recorders. Is this similar to what is happening to you? To be honest, many of the responses seem to coincide with loved ones that have passed and in many cases a question is posed to contact a specific person and a picture then flashes that strongly represents that person in some way. Would love some feedback.

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    .Martin.

    you could have started a new one.

    and if you wanted to help, it is probably too late.

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    santeewelding

    You have this on your hands, now.

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    seanferd

    Please enjoy until Rod Serling's closing monologue.

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    OldER Mycroft

    Or does everyone need to have their hands on the TV simultaneously?

    Be careful though - the images might not be answers.

    They may just be invitations!!

    Have you ever had a house in your neighborhood that got sucked into a black hole and disappeared?

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    in my neighborhood that I wish would be sucked into a black hole and disappear - as long as the occupants are in it when it happens.

    Does that count?

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    santeewelding

    Try the other way.

    I didn't go through all that bullshilt in another post for the autonomous **** of it.

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    mafergus

    Sounds to me like an issue that needs to go to the temperal authority. I'd just be happy if they'd trim the trees that are hanging on the cable itself!

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    robo_dev

    In every community there are people who can help.

    Whether it's a trusted friend or a trained mental health professional, these people are there to help. The first step to recovery is to know when you need to ask for help.

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    jenny111

    there ought to be a law against this type of thing. Is there a right to privacy? They love to abuse there so called power and prey on the weak, why because they can. what if it was done to them and they dont know it. karma

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    seanferd

    Who is "they"?

    Why would you dig up this old thread to associate yourself with people who are obviously mentally unbalanced or dangerously stupid, whichever the case may be?

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    robo_dev

    MUDS is the organization that gives a voice to the Mentally Unbalanced and Dangerously Stupid people of the world.

    He, I mean I, we we are dedicated to making sure that the voices in your head are real, and not some government mind-control voices paid for by your tax dollars.

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    seanferd

    I would like to <s>use this against others</s> help others to receive the benefits of your organization.

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    robo_dev

    I've had several instances over the years of having to sort out cases where the source of the computer issue involves 'operator headspace'.

    In one case, there was a reported server security breach that turned out to be that the system admin had a fondness for a certain drug which made him a bit less sane than the job required.

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    seanferd

    Fun wow. Nothing like dealing with people who are on the wrong drugs, or off the right meds.

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    stalker101

    @seanferd and robo_dev, you two wanna be tough guys seem to be too concerned about what these victims of crime are saying. I am starting to think you guys are into stalking women & belittling people who are in need of help. I suggest you psychopaths get a real life and leave the stalking victims alone. karma is a ***** and one of these days someone is going to start stalking you until you forget your sexual orientation, wanna be tough guys. Fyi... "They" means those who have the resources or those who use government power to stalk innocent people !!! "

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    mjd420nova

    You have basic cable? Do you have a set top box?? It would be possible to hack the set top box, but if you just have the extended basic like me with no set top box, then there's no way to interupt the signal unless they have hacked the cable company. I would remove any extra wires wrapped around the cable, that could cause interference but not block the signal. Where does that wire go? You could apply 12 volts from a car battery to the wires around the cable, that would burn out any equipment it might be connected to, then all you have to do is look for the smoke or watch for anyone who comes looking for what happened to their pickup.

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    What they can do is to hook onto it and provide themselves with a free Cable TV feed. They Can Not affect the TV Feed that will be a physical problem with the cable.

    So if the signal is dropping out it's the Cable Companies problem to fix up.

    However what can be bugged are the phones even while not in use the receiver makes an excellent audio bug which no one thinks about and the more extensions that you have the more rooms that become bugged. Of course unless this is done with a Court Order this is highly illegal.

    The computer is a different kettle of fish though as there are numerous ways to bug or hack one of those and the only true way to know that you are totally secure is not to use one.

    Now in theory any wire that comes into your dwelling can carry out a signal or something as simple as a Gun Mic is able to listen in on conversations that you may be having but none of this stuff is cheap and it's mostly used by professional Inelegance Gatherer's. These are Massive Government Organisations not civilians with little to no money available.

    In short something like this is unlikely to actually be happening unless you have taken absolutely no steps to secure your computer. So if you have no AV Product in place and no Spy Ware Products loaded, updated and regally used you can have major infections of both Virus and Spy Ware that could be sending every keystroke off site to someone else, but even this is mostly confined to bank fraud so that your bank accounts can be emptied at will.

    If you are really concerned about an invasion of privacy I would suggest that you sell up and move into the wild country without any supplied Mains Power water or anything else like that and setup a shack that is sealed by some kind of metal around all the internal walls that connects together to form one complete Faraday Cage that is earthed to a good earth point that you continually pour water onto.

    I would never suggest that you apply power to anything that you find wound around someone else's property as it could be legally there and if it's not legally there it's not your responsibility to do anything about as you don't own the cable and you will most likely be held responsible for any damage incurred.

    Col

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    jose_gandara.tf06

    well just disconnect from your cable compony

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    salenners

    You are most likely being stalked and not hacked. It sounds like the person has attached something to your electrical wires. I'd first look at any home security system you may have installed. Make sure your system is programmed to dial the police and fire department etc. Investigate powerline networking. Ask your electrical service provider if they have the ability to transmit data across their electrical wires. Doing these things is no guarantee. If you'd like to know more, please email me directly.

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    dannypur27

    I'm a service tech with from a cable tv provider.

    Answers:
    1- no, is not possible to hack your cable
    2- no data can be transmitted that way, at least not the way you're reffering.
    3- your cable keeps going on and off? it can be cable box, bad primary line or plant issue.

    cable tv is a closed network, there is no way for somebody to enter the system, first they need a very expensive equipment which is not available for regular people and nobody will spend millions on equipment just for hacking and beside he will be detected in a matter of minutes and second they need the key encryption which is not way to access it thru a network, in other words is impossible.

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    DarcyCulberg

    I realize this is old but must reply.I have someone who knows me hacking into my cable but with a camera.It has to be done inside.The tv was taken apart,and where the cable is hooked up is a camera.You are viewed via internet.It is realy terrible to live this way.You can tell if you are watching tv and it freezes.The post also states the power is messed with,yes that too is possible and happened to me.You have to video tape it!I would do ANYTHING to stop it and hope someone sees and replys.PLEASE!!!ANYTHING!!Rent the dvd Enough and see what that person does,its all possible.Thats the way I have to live and people dont believe me.I found a comcast gye that did and I went to a spy store that did.I have my cell phones hacked,dont instant message on your phone!!!please someone answer..dmcewenc3001@oakton.edu

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    seanferd

    if someone is, in fact, bugging/stalking/spying on you, you need to call the police. You can point them right to the evidence.

    If you are that worried, unhook the cable and unplug any power cords. Try putting some tape or something on the camera lens.

    You can talk to your cell phone provider as well, or switch providers. When you call the police, maybe use a different phone so the comcast guy can't hear you.

    Take care.

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    OldER Mycroft

    So you can continue to complain about being hacked when you start receiving all the unsolicited SPAM heading your way!!

    I expect things were slacking off a bit, huh?

    Thanks for the laugh. I enjoyed it.

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    seanferd

    Not sure the career choice is a good fit. Perhaps that is the reason for a college address?

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    OldER Mycroft

    A facility where they don't allow sharp objects.

    Just not got around to changing the IP address yet. That - or so's they don't scare people away!! :^0

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    OldER Mycroft

    U expecting me to enrol ?

    At MY age ? :^0

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    seanferd

    Who wouldn't benefit from your instruction?

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    artysyd

    A friend of ours has pictures flashing on her screen that seem to respond to conversation taking place in the room. The DVR does not record the pictures that flash on the screen and if they occur quickly and they ask to see it again, it will come back up. A symbol =) comes up that seems to indicate yes to a question or agreement. But other pictures flash on the screen of various things that seem to be a response to what people are talking about in the room. We have recorded the phenomenom with hand held DVR recorders. Is this similar to what is happening to you? To be honest, many of the responses seem to coincide with loved ones that have passed and in many cases a question is posed to contact a specific person and a picture then flashes that strongly represents that person in some way. Would love some feedback.

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    .Martin.

    you could have started a new one.

    and if you wanted to help, it is probably too late.

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    santeewelding

    You have this on your hands, now.

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    seanferd

    Please enjoy until Rod Serling's closing monologue.

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    OldER Mycroft

    Or does everyone need to have their hands on the TV simultaneously?

    Be careful though - the images might not be answers.

    They may just be invitations!!

    Have you ever had a house in your neighborhood that got sucked into a black hole and disappeared?

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    in my neighborhood that I wish would be sucked into a black hole and disappear - as long as the occupants are in it when it happens.

    Does that count?

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    santeewelding

    Try the other way.

    I didn't go through all that bullshilt in another post for the autonomous **** of it.

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    mafergus

    Sounds to me like an issue that needs to go to the temperal authority. I'd just be happy if they'd trim the trees that are hanging on the cable itself!

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    robo_dev

    In every community there are people who can help.

    Whether it's a trusted friend or a trained mental health professional, these people are there to help. The first step to recovery is to know when you need to ask for help.

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    jenny111

    there ought to be a law against this type of thing. Is there a right to privacy? They love to abuse there so called power and prey on the weak, why because they can. what if it was done to them and they dont know it. karma

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    seanferd

    Who is "they"?

    Why would you dig up this old thread to associate yourself with people who are obviously mentally unbalanced or dangerously stupid, whichever the case may be?

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    robo_dev

    MUDS is the organization that gives a voice to the Mentally Unbalanced and Dangerously Stupid people of the world.

    He, I mean I, we we are dedicated to making sure that the voices in your head are real, and not some government mind-control voices paid for by your tax dollars.

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    seanferd

    I would like to <s>use this against others</s> help others to receive the benefits of your organization.

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    robo_dev

    I've had several instances over the years of having to sort out cases where the source of the computer issue involves 'operator headspace'.

    In one case, there was a reported server security breach that turned out to be that the system admin had a fondness for a certain drug which made him a bit less sane than the job required.

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    seanferd

    Fun wow. Nothing like dealing with people who are on the wrong drugs, or off the right meds.

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    stalker101

    @seanferd and robo_dev, you two wanna be tough guys seem to be too concerned about what these victims of crime are saying. I am starting to think you guys are into stalking women & belittling people who are in need of help. I suggest you psychopaths get a real life and leave the stalking victims alone. karma is a ***** and one of these days someone is going to start stalking you until you forget your sexual orientation, wanna be tough guys. Fyi... "They" means those who have the resources or those who use government power to stalk innocent people !!! "