Sarah Pavis

DARPA funded $50 spy machine

The Linux-based F-BOMB, or Falling or Ballistically-launched Object that Makes Backdoors, is designed to be highly configurable, capable of connecting to anything from a barometer to a GPS. It runs on AA batteries, and any data that’s collected — like a record of security vulnerabilities — can be sent back over a Wi-Fi network.

Thanks to the widespread use of remote-operated drones, dropping F-BOMBs is as easy as dropping f-bombs. (Let’s just be friends.)

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