Cracks and Hacks

...A private matter is something one doesn't want the whole world to know, but a secret matter is something one doesn't want anybody to know. Privacy is the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world.    If two parties have some sort of dealings, then each has a memory of their interaction.  Each party can speak about their own memory of this; how could anyone prevent it?  One could pass laws against it, but the freedom of speech, even more than privacy, is fundamental to an open society; we seek not to restrict any speech at all. ... - Hughes

Malicious mobile power station

A bit back, I looked over Stavrou's USB smartphone paper.  Interesting research.  Well done.   All one needs to do is take a tacticle jacket, malicious usb-enabled laptop, spraypaint a large, trustworthy brand name, then head to your local concert venue.  If one is paranoid about victims stealing the USB cords, epoxy the cords to your ports.  While walking around the venue, look for those on their phone.  Once discovered, ask them if they would like a free charge.   Before you know it, you will look like the following;


Easy as apple pie.