[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - deaddrop

Brad Neuhauser brad.neuhauser at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 20:47:37 GMT 2011


To me, this sounds like a great thing to display *over* OSM data, but not
*in* it.  It seems similar to geocaches, which have their own infrastructure
for people discovering and reporting about them.  ie
http://www.geocaching.com/map/beta/

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 2:11 PM, Peter <peter at haas-en-berg.nl> wrote:

> 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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