[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - deaddrop

Peter peter at haas-en-berg.nl
Thu Jan 6 20:11:34 GMT 2011


Use linux, do an ls -lhA /media/drivelabel copy the file you need,
leave the rest untouched, unplug, done!
But browser vulnerabilities? Those usually get patched within the day, right?

2011/1/6  <john at jfeldredge.com>:
> Leaving USB thumb drives lying around, so that people will plug them into a computer to find out what is on the drive, is a well-known means of introducing viruses, key loggers, and other malware into systems that are well-protected against malware coming in from the net.  Several military machines have been infected in this manner in the past, including some at the Pentagon.  I am not saying that the people organizing this dead-drop network have malicious intent, just that it would be easy for a third party to introduce malware onto the USB thumb drives thus used.  So, be cautious about which computers you plug such drives into.  There are some viruses starting to target Linux machines, mostly by attacking browser vulnerabilities.
>
> -------Original Email-------
> Subject :Re: [Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - deaddrop
> From  :mailto:robert at elsenaar.info
> Date  :Thu Jan 06 13:28:12 America/Chicago 2011
>
>
> No, not the latest virus. You can share your favorite virus.
>
> -Robert-
>
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> From: john at jfeldredge.com
> Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 5:20 PM
> To: OpenStreetMap tagging mailing list
> Subject: Re: [Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - deaddrop
>
> Sounds like a good way to catch the latest computer virus.
>
> -------Original Email-------
> Subject :[Tagging]  Feature Proposal - RFC - deaddrop
> From  :mailto:ratzillas at gmail.com
> Date  :Thu Jan 06 09:56:31 America/Chicago 2011
>
>
> Hi all,
>
> I've set up a proposal for deaddrop.
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/deaddrop
>
> According to http://deaddrops.com/ (project's website) :
>
> " ‘Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing
> network in public space. USB flash drives are embedded into walls,
> buildings and curbs accessable to anybody in public space. Everyone is
> invited to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a
> wall, house or pole to share your favorite files and data. Each dead
> drop is installed empty except a readme.txt file explaining the
> project. ‘Dead Drops’ is open to participation"
>
> Actually database is based on GMaps, I just want to add support of
> these usb spot in OSM.
>
> Regards,
>
> Gael
>
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