Ransomware Wyze Server

I will absolutely second this assertion! But not through voluntary testing!
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While I will never doubt that others have wildly different experiences (you have my sympathy @Customer!!) this feature has been the one cosmic redemption factor for me personally and Wyze cameras.

My current cross to bear is two remote sites with flaky internet feeds which work wonderfully until they randomly drop offline at widely varying and unpredictable times.

So far I have always been able to go back and review the continuous SD card recordings for the full downtime once I am able to get to the site.

The longest time I recall was somewhere between 24 and 48 hours, which occurred little over a week ago.

If Wyze cams ever lose this ability, there will be nothing but a trail of dust behind me as I head elsewhere…

So, you are saying V2 will record 1 min clips when Wyze server is down.
User can only access clips only when Wyze is back on line. will cloud clips recording still be there or they will be all wiped out?

unplug V2 and get sd card out. review filess in sd card in a painful tedious way.

Garmin server is only 60% up last I had checked Today.Lots still offline. It had 6 days since the attack.

The 1-minute clips to SD card will keep recording, you will not have any cloud clips for the period you have no internet. The cloud clips from prior to losing internet will still be there but you will not have any in the time it was down.

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Just an FYI, Last Friday morning at 0755, I drove away from my house - where my dashcam lost WiFi connectivity. I did not drive back into range until 2045 on Sunday evening - a time of 60 hours & 50 minutes if I did the math right. The camera recording continuously to the uSD card.


That might be the longest confirmed recording to SD with no internet, I think my longest test was in the 18 hours or so. I know many people say it does not work but it has every time for me.


This good info. I will test recording with no internet on the new firmware tomorrow. Ideally we should have a tool to periodically transfer all or specific range of video off of the SD CARD and concatenate it without having to remove the SD CARD.

I know my single media server can be back up in 24 hours.
I’ve had a ransomware attack.

WYZE and Garmin can but have no idea if they do. They may not be back in 24 hours. Garmin is partially back.
WYZE servers should be redundant if they are using Amazon. We’ll find out someday. :grin:

I’ve long since learned that just having something in the AWS “cloud”" means absolutely nothing in terms of resiliency. You have to pay extra for it. At Wyze"s margins, again I’d be pleasantly surprised to hear they have any recovery at all.


@K6CCC uses a Wyze as a dashcam?


Not sure whether @K6CCC has a hotspot built into the truck or is running offline after the Wyze cam authenticates before leaving home?

Me too!


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I have used one of my Wyze V2 cameras as a dashcam in my pickup truck for several years. It’s stated in the above post how I mount and power it, so I won’t repeat it. All my cameras connect to my WiFi at home, so once I leave home, any camera that goes with me is standalone (normally just the dashcam).
The only exception is for the 4th of July for my professional fireworks show. I set up my iPhone to act as a WiFi hot spot with the same SSID and PW as my home WiFi because I take several of the cameras to the show to shoot video from several locations in the firing pits, and I need the cameras to connect so they can start recording. Once they are all set up, I normally turn off the hotspot mode on the iPhone as it is not needed (and leaving it on is a battery hog on the @#$% iPhone).


Well if that doesn’t prove the stand alone ability of the Wyze cams, nothing will!
:boom: :slightly_smiling_face:

Oh yeah…

Thanks for all the details and solid example! Think I’ll start getting more aggressive running my cams off the leash!

Keep in mind that as far as I know, the Wyze cameras MUST connect to the Wyze server after powerup BEFORE they will start local recording. Hence the reason for setting up my %$#@ iPhone as a hotspot temporarily after the cameras in the firing pits are powered up (from USB batteries).


You have direct connection to the truck battery?
You stipl need internet or hot spot to review firework clips right there.

I have a cigarette lighter to quad USB output adapter that lives in the accessary outlet in the truck. That powers the dashcam. For my fireworks shows, the cameras that are put into the firing pits are powered from USB batteries.
And yes, I would need to either pull the uSD cards and plug into a computer or connect the WiFi to review the video at the show location. That would be massively too far down the priority list. All we want to do at that time is get the show torn down and get out of there, go home, shower, and get to sleep! Watching video - both from the Wyze cameras and “real” video cameras plus drone video waits until a day or two later.

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Couldn’t you have them on batteries full time (pass through charging through the truck) so you could set them up before you leave the house?

For the dashcam, yes, it is powered continuously, but for the others, it would be more trouble than it’s worth to keep them powered from the time I left the house. Besides, only momentary interruption, and that camera would be out of service. Since it’s easy enough to set up my &%$#@ iPhone to act as a hotspot, I just do that.


All it takes is a very quick flicker, found that out in one of my tests. Once the power is interrupted you are done until it ‘phones home’

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If this were something I were doing all the time I’d think about using Dafang firmware instead, at least to capture the offline video.

  • Local h264 recording possible:
/system/sdcard/bin/h264Snap > /system/sdcard/video.h264