Working USB sticks in brick walls? Awesome!!!

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Across New York, there are USB drives embedded in walls, buildings and curbs. The idea is to create an anonymous, offline file-sharing network in public space. The drives are completely public and anyone can plug in to drop and download files.

It’s part of an art project called “Dead Drops” by Aram Bartholl and I have to say, it’s pretty awesomely creative. I mean, if I saw a USB stick stick out of a random wall, I’d be dying to know what’s in there. I’d have to plug in. It’d also be interesting to see what people would anonymously share on the public drive,

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  • Hayden Haw27. Oct, 2015

    Usb stealer at it finest.

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  • someguy19. Mar, 2014

    this will be cool for a few hours, until the first a-hole that can do a google search for easy USB viruses sticks one on there and installs a keylogger on the computer of everybody dumb enough to plug in.

    Sorry folks, we don’t live in a world of rainbows and unicorns and puppies. If you’re dumb enough to plug your computer into this, there’s no helping you. Common sense is the best security.

    Another observation – this appears to be the IT version of a glory hole.

  • Howard13. Mar, 2014

    After reading that post from Blake I now feel dumberer, I like how it says “Center for Advanced Learning”.
    Well Blake, if you believe all that I have a few flash drives I would like you to use. You must be right, I mean who could ever create something that can jump from flash drive to machine. It’s not like anyone has created anything that can over come the few points you make. Please ddo a simple Google search to prove yourself wrong. Also read up on BadBIOS and come back to tell me more about the points you made.

  • Dr-Hack18. Oct, 2013

    It is being able to choose solutions suitable for
    the needs of the users. I also think that illegal file downloading should remain illegal, aas it is,
    and that offenders be pursued, but tthe law of the land should also apply, and if a 10
    year-old copies a movie, the parents sould not be fined – they are not
    fined if the same kids hit me with crowbar and ssteal my wallet.

    Uing Keepass you will generate passwords for everything that requires one.

  • no05. Oct, 2011

    this is a terrible idea. . .

  • Gizmozone10. Sep, 2014

    Nice idea

  • Bob Gdovic08. Jul, 2014

    This is the technical version of a glory-hole. Good luck getting rid of whatever you catch….

  • Jan Gilbert Vehusheia25. Jan, 2014

    Virus !!

  • George Carlos Pastor22. Nov, 2013

    I’ll save everyone the trouble and tell you that it’s porn. That usb will be full of porn.

  • Stephen Norin20. Apr, 2013

    I really hope the artist collects all the data after a year and make a blog about what people have uploaded.

  • Frankie Fay12. Dec, 2012

    This is stupid. If anyone uploaded a virus, any computer that plugs int the drive is screwed.

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