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(Reuters)   If you're going to the World Cup, you might want to leave all electronics in a faraday cage back at your house   (reuters.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, United States, World Cup, President of the United States, FIFA World Cup, U.S. counterintelligence official, cyber security, England national football team, U.S. National Counterintelligence  
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2018-06-13 09:06:23 PM  
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2018-06-14 12:28:02 AM  
A PDA? Seriously?
 
2018-06-14 12:31:09 AM  
What a Faraday Cage may look like

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2018-06-14 12:37:44 AM  

Brontes: A PDA? Seriously?


Security through obscurity.
 
2018-06-14 12:58:32 AM  
Airplane mode is a thing. It exists. If you don't want to transfer all of your contact onto a burner bring along your primary in airplane mode and look up that information as needed. Just keep it in airplane mode no matter how uncontrollable the urge to hear some slammin' Justin Bieber cuts on your AirPods is.
 
2018-06-14 12:59:22 AM  
Remove the battery? They still make phones with removable batteries?

/wish they still did
 
2018-06-14 01:03:28 AM  

DeaH: Remove the battery? They still make phones with removable batteries?

/wish they still did


Yeah. Android here.
 
2018-06-14 01:04:55 AM  

johnsoninca: [img.fark.net image 425x392]


And also this. Who cares?
 
2018-06-14 01:11:16 AM  

Brontes: A PDA? Seriously?


Will my Newton be ok?!?
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2018-06-14 01:23:16 AM  

spooky.action: Brontes: A PDA? Seriously?

Will my Newton be ok?!?
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Pffft. Probably still have my Treo in a drawer around here somewhere...
 
2018-06-14 01:36:02 AM  

Subtonic: DeaH: Remove the battery? They still make phones with removable batteries?

/wish they still did

Yeah. Android here.


What kind? I have hung onto my Galaxy Note 4 because every later generation will not let me replace the battery. I think it's true for all the current Samsung phones.
 
2018-06-14 01:38:44 AM  
When one of my employers sends employees to certain countries say Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, etc., they get different electronics. A freshly wiped computer with basic apps and nothing but the bare essentials for data, since they can't be expected to not enter the decryption password for a government. They have short-term AD profiles which are in a very specific group with extremely limited access assigned to before they leave. Technically you aren't allowed to carry your work devices out of the country without specific approval.

/safest bet
 
2018-06-14 01:38:54 AM  
I am going on Monday and am updating my old phone as I type. S3 baby!!!
 
2018-06-14 01:44:17 AM  

spooky.action: Brontes: A PDA? Seriously?

Will my Newton be ok?!?
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I have one of those. Living through the period of the "promise of mobile" was frustrating and expensive.
 
2018-06-14 01:54:58 AM  

DeaH: Subtonic: DeaH: Remove the battery? They still make phones with removable batteries?

/wish they still did

Yeah. Android here.

What kind? I have hung onto my Galaxy Note 4 because every later generation will not let me replace the battery. I think it's true for all the current Samsung phones.


Same with LG now.
 
2018-06-14 01:56:11 AM  
...because they are likely to be hacked by criminals or the Russian government.

I wasn't aware that those two were distinct from each other.
 
2018-06-14 02:10:03 AM  
eat up Martha
 
2018-06-14 02:35:02 AM  
Good luck, I'm still rockin' my Compaq PC Companion.

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2018-06-14 02:39:29 AM  
There is no way I can possibly think amaretto and Miller High Life tastes like Dr. Pepper.

/ Ugh, bourbon please. And a real Dr. Pepper, thanks.
 
2018-06-14 07:08:21 AM  

kittyhas1000legs: Brontes: A PDA? Seriously?

Security through obscurity.


Public Displays of Affection aren't that obscure.
 
2018-06-14 07:11:37 AM  
This sounds like the perfect time for Operation Honeypot. Please, hackers, steal my pre-loaded malware!
 
2018-06-14 08:04:58 AM  

DeaH: Subtonic: DeaH: Remove the battery? They still make phones with removable batteries?

/wish they still did

Yeah. Android here.

What kind? I have hung onto my Galaxy Note 4 because every later generation will not let me replace the battery. I think it's true for all the current Samsung phones.


https://www.androidauthority.com/best​-​android-phones-removable-battery-69752​0/

I used to like removeable batteries but honestly, the battery life is so good now and phones can charge 50% in like 30 minutes so for my use, I can't remember the last time I was running low away from home. The hassle of powering off and charging batteries in wall chargers wasn't worth it to me.
 
2018-06-14 08:20:41 AM  
Anyone who took a high school science class should be able to make a portable Faraday cage. It's not rocket science. It's electromagnetic science.
 
2018-06-14 08:43:29 AM  
One of the coolest uses of a faraday cage

https://youtu.be/2dqRN0Z7-_o
 
2018-06-14 08:46:25 AM  
Semi-related, I think it would be funny if Germany had to play in Volgograd and lost.
 
2018-06-14 09:14:34 AM  

Subtonic: DeaH: Remove the battery? They still make phones with removable batteries?

/wish they still did

Yeah. Android here.


My wife has a spare battery for her Galaxy, so this. I suppose if I was concerned, I would buy a burner phone and forward my real phone to it for the duration; but since I have a flip phone, no [problem.
 
2018-06-14 12:48:52 PM  

GrailOfThunder: Good luck, I'm still rockin' my Compaq PC Companion.

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I use an Atari STacy.

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You can get literally minutes of work and play out of a mere 12 C-cell batteries.
 
2018-06-14 11:07:58 PM  

LincolnLogolas: ...because they are likely to be hacked by criminals or the Russian government.

I wasn't aware that those two were distinct from each other.


There's a non-zero chance that the receptionist at their local DMV in Omsk isn't a criminal, but not bloody likely.
 
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