USB dead drops

Wow, is this subversive – we need Congress to protect us from this!

Take a $5 USB drive and embed it in a non obvious location. USB drives require no power – once embedded, people can discretely exchange “stuff” without using the Internet and being monitored what they are doing, as long as the drive doesn’t have a root kit virus

Dead Drop is an ancient term of art in the spying business – a way for the controller to exchange information using non obvious locations and methods to exchange information

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6 Responses to USB dead drops

  1. Nidster says:

    Be certain to NOT carry your iPhone or other similar locational beacon with you when making a ‘dead drop’. Better to hand your iPhone to a partner that goes zooming off in a different direction, who will place a call or 2 to the library, pet store or other ubiquitous business, and/or place a call to your friendly government location that hands out food stamps or ‘what not’ regardless of a person’s legal status.

    Be careful where and when you frequent certain locations while also carrying a Locational device in your pocket.

    • Art Stone says:

      The concept will only work if there are millions of these so nobody knows which are the real ones and/or keeping the information rapildy moving among them. I’m thinking this has something to do with the RIAA, but I’m not positive.

      • Nidster says:

        Looks like an end run around copyrights. Who knows how long it will be before the RIAA starts putting some of these in popular places and registering them on the map. It may not contain a root kit virus.

    • Art Stone says:

      The other night, I couldn’t find my old iPhone 3GS. It had to be somewhere in the apartment. This phone has no phone service (other than the required ability to dial 911 as a non-subscriber). The phone is turned off, yet Find iPhone knows exactly where it is, with the precision you can see which room it is in. It connects to the Internet via wifi (useful for Candy Crunch). Apple probably is smart enough at this point that it can retrieve a list of all WiFi routers around me and the relative signal strength and triangulate to within a few inches

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