Schneier's articles scare me sometimes...
Posted Sep 3, 2008 20:39 UTC (Wed) by pr1268
Parent article: CSI Stick grabs data from cell phones (CNet)
Schneier's articles scare me sometimes. Well, maybe I'm disturbed more than frightened by his stuff. That being said, I still enjoy reading his stuff. He's a good writer who discusses contemporary topics in personal privacy and computer security.
I've studied some computer forensics (one of my favorite university professors has taken up full-blown research in this area), and the research firm that gave presentations in our class was/is chomping at the bit for just such a device as Schneier's article describes. I seem to agree with some of the other comments that this gadget's existence is independent of whether the phone's software is Open Source, but I could be enlightened some more.
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