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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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  • johnny appleseed (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Phoenix666 (184391) on Tuesday February 21, 2012 @04:34PM (#39116567)

    Combine this with intel's solar powered chips and you can spread them like johnny appleseed where they're needed. Or, as a variation, set them up as fileservers with copies of music, movie, and media files and seed them everywhere until the *IAA's give up the ghost for good.

  • by definate (876684) on Tuesday February 21, 2012 @07:02PM (#39118285)

    Since you obviously want me to respond to your point, I will.

    The op said...

    "...they're probably selling it...where do I purchase the marketing grenade? They're not telling. That's where the real money is."

    So, no. It's not like like the OP thinks. He believes this is a product, that some company is selling. It isn't.

    More so...

    "So what you're saying is that they are marketing something and now Slashdot is helping them."

    This only holds if you consider anything where someone attempts to communicate anything to anyone else, as marketing. That could be correct in a technical definition of the term, however it would be wrong in the casual definition of the term which is synonymous with "commercial advertising".

    If you think "Yes, this advertises the gallery/artist/idea", then you'd be correct, and every single piece of art in history, has been "marketing". Additionally, every single academic paper, would also be "marketing".

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