~ Stalking Lore ~
Published in February 2004, Updated in April 2005
Stalking trough images
|The ban of modern digital cameras |
Try searching for images using an arrow like img_0022.jpg
or, as Jeff pointed out some days ago on one of ours messageboards,
use img_1449.jpg instead.
Canon ixus uses
that kind of file naming (http://www2.goldfisch.at/knowledge/245).
A DV camera, on the other hand, would name everything DVxxxxx, where x is a digit, not a description of what you shoot.
But we are not yet finished... as e pointed out, not only it is, which such a name, a Canon picture
but it has been uploaded by means of direct tapping of the memory card into Windows, not through the
Zoombrowser program that comes with the camera. The Zoombrowser converts the file name from
IMG_xxxx.JPG (living in folders of the serially numbered format %%%CANON on the CF card)
into another format,
which is another kind of serial number, living in date-formatted folders on the HD.
Each digital camera has it's own naming convention. For example, a Minolta Z1 baptizes all pictures
PICTXXXX.JPG (XXXX = consecutive ascending numbers), so if you search for PICT0022.JPG
or for PICT1449.JPG
(respecting Jeff's original finding), you will
find (a lot of) MINOLTA pictures on the web.
Now, I hear you all cry loud, "why should we care?"
Because you can use this for STALKING purposes...
As DQ pointed out: Just have a look at the EXIF data from the jpg file.
Some cameras have a watermarking feature which is quite nice for stalking purposes.
If you were so silly to enter your name into the firmware of the Canon camera, for instance, all fotos taken with it
will carry your name, unless (what you should do in that case) you reformat the fotos
or strip the EXIF data away.
And, as Jeff pointed out, those automatic filenames give up alot in some cases...
***** ANSI SECTION *****
000000AA: Canon PowerShot A100
000000CF: ACD Systems Digital Imaging
000000F3: :07 16:
0000029D: :06 16:
000002B1: :06 16:
00000439: :PowerShot A100 JPEG
00000455: Firmware Version 1.
00000669: ACD Systems Digital Imaging
0000068D: :07 16:
Canon Powershot A100; taken on the 6th; Firmware 1; - no watermarks in photoshop; no names in properties
Now you know what and how to look for things, in any OTHER automated named images...
As always, on the deep deep web, nomen est omen :-)
This will be transformed into a full-fledged essay when our readers will provide some invaluable feedback.
Like-minded souls are encouraged to send further discoveries to the addresses of the responsibles, listed elsewhere on this site.
There are MANY digital cameras, it would be interesting if we could gather here all formats...
in order to use them as stalking arrows...
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was started on 23 February 2004
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