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'Dead Drops' Hidden USB Sticks Around the World

Published: 2015-04-06
Last Updated: 2015-04-06 20:35:32 UTC
by Guy Bruneau (Version: 1)
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We received this article from Joe an ISC contributor about USB sticks hidden in various places around the world such as walls, padlocks, etc. where anyone can connect to them using a laptop. The article indicates that for the moment the only thing on it is "[...] a readme.txt file explaining how the project works." [2] However, I think I would be a bit paranoid not knowing if something "darker" might be loaded on these USB sticks placed in public places. I can think of a key logger collecting and reporting your data, banking Trojan, tracking software, etc.

My question is, have you seen some of these USB sticks and would you access such a device if you see one?



Guy Bruneau IPSS Inc. gbruneau at isc dot sans dot edu

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