Monday, July 23, 2012

Your Tax Dollars At Work: DARPA Funds
Network-Hacking Power Strip

Just... read about it. Here. I've got to go throw up. (H/T ellroon.)

AFTERTHOUGHT: After a couple minutes, I thought of some possibly benign uses for such a device, e.g., to find obvious holes in the security of a system you are newly responsible for. But you'd still be taking an awful chance, just hooking it up, even with the boss's approval. And... what if there's a manufacturer's back door? or a No-Such-Agency back door? You could find yourself with a lot of visitors!

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