[Noisebridge-discuss] usb 'dead drops' at noisebridge?

Jonathan Foote jtfoote at ieee.org
Sun Jan 30 11:54:07 PST 2011


Here's an actual example of a wireless dead drop. Pretty simple:
air-gapped, unlogged, ad-hoc network with a disk attached. I like how
it's portable too. You could hide these in public places and
vampire-tap off whatever power lines are around.

http://hackaday.com/2011/01/27/the-pirate-box/
Nice howto: http://wiki.daviddarts.com/PirateBox_DIY



On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 10:44 AM,  <epsas at evil-wire.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 03, 2010 at 09:44:31AM -0700, travis+ml-noisebridge at subspacefield.org wrote:
>> Another idea that has fascinated me is the concept of a wireless dead
>> drop.
>
>
> I could see an access point that is set up to be a captive portal - all http traffic  is redirected to a web interface for uploading or downloading "dropped" files.
>
> The problem with this is that the dead drop would then be subject to either interception by a technically capable oppressor, or bare traffic analysis using MAC addresses or cameras for associating users with "dropped" files.   With a wired/usb dead drop, an oppressor would only know that an individual had used a dead drop for a certain period of time.  The latter is a big enough risk already.
>
> That said, I am not sure if a usb dead drop would be a convenient tool for the online samizdat.
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