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Transparency Grenade Collects and Leaks Sensitive Data 103

Posted by Soulskill
from the while-appearing-to-be-a-totally-innocuous-grenade dept.
Zothecula writes "If you thought WikiLeaks was a disruptive idea, the transparency grenade is going to blow you away. This tiny bit of hardware hidden under the shell shaped like a classic Soviet F1 hand grenade allows you to leak information from anywhere just by pulling a pin. The device is essentially a small computer with a powerful wireless antenna and a microphone. Following 'detonation,' the grenade intercepts local network traffic and captures audio data, then makes the information immediately available online."
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Transparency Grenade Collects and Leaks Sensitive Data

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  • by TubeSteak (669689) on Tuesday February 21, 2012 @05:40PM (#39116651) Journal

    Well the problem is that you tuned out after looking at the pictures.
    It was made for an art exhibit in Germany and the creator is working on making an app for Android phones that will mimic the basic functionality.

    The open sourcing and commoditization of hardware is bringing us the kind of technology that once required the R&D budget of a large company or the CIA..

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