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(Independent)   In-flight dick pic airdrop creates turbulence on Southwest   (independent.co.uk) divider line
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5540 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Jun 2022 at 9:20 AM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-06-28 9:23:39 AM  
This is why I have Airdrop set to "contacts only"
 
2022-06-28 9:23:57 AM  
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2022-06-28 9:24:03 AM  
Airdrop is one of the stupidest things Apple ever did.

At least back in the stone age when we beamed stuff to each other's Palm Pilots, we had to be in line of sight for the IR transceiver, and you had to grant permission before the data was ingested.
 
2022-06-28 9:25:19 AM  
Honestly, I'm shocked that this doesn't happen more often.
 
2022-06-28 9:25:53 AM  
Someone blew that dude.

Enjoy breakfast, everyone!
 
2022-06-28 9:26:07 AM  
AirDrop has always seemed like a security risk to me.  The NSA probably has already created an exploit.
 
2022-06-28 9:26:13 AM  
In my time, you had to take pictures of your junk, take it to the pharmacy to get them developped, put them in an enveloppe, and then MAIL IT, DAMMIT !
 
2022-06-28 9:26:29 AM  
Why send out dick pics when you can send people hilarious pictures of dogs and cats what a dipshiat
 
2022-06-28 9:27:22 AM  
Wait! I can send dick pics to everyone on a plane? How would you do that with an iPhone 12 Pro Max, just out of curiosity?

Sent from my iPhone 12 Pro Max
 
2022-06-28 9:29:12 AM  
This is the kind of thing that deserves an immediate, swift punch in the face.

It's like thwacking a dog when you see it peeing on the floor. You've got to correct it on the spot or he won't learn. He's lucky some recipient woman's husband there didn't go to town on him.
 
2022-06-28 9:30:03 AM  
Digital age equivalent of a flasher.  Dude's a pervert.   Southwest should ban him.
 
2022-06-28 9:30:53 AM  
EVEN THE KIDS????
PLEASE, THINK OF THE CHILDREN!
 
2022-06-28 9:33:08 AM  
What was Apple's use case to justify allowing receiving pictures from randos around you to begin with?
 
2022-06-28 9:33:12 AM  
what is airdrop?
 
hej
2022-06-28 9:34:56 AM  

ltdanman44: what is airdrop?


A feature on Apple devices for sending files to other devices.
 
2022-06-28 9:35:21 AM  
I would ask who is stupid enough to do something like this but the article shows us who.
 
2022-06-28 9:36:15 AM  

Walker: This is why I have Airdrop set to "contacts only"


Well, you're never going to get nudes dropped to you from Elvira.
 
2022-06-28 9:37:19 AM  
Wait....you have to accept the drop, but then get upset when it's a dick? Don't accept drops from randos on a plane if you don't want to see cock.
How is that even an arrestable offense? I mean yeah, if you stand up and show your dick, sure. But you gave permission to see dick by accepting it.
 
2022-06-28 9:37:58 AM  

GregInIndy: This is the kind of thing that deserves an immediate, swift punch in the face.

It's like thwacking a dog when you see it peeing on the floor. You've got to correct it on the spot or he won't learn. He's lucky some recipient woman's husband there didn't go to town on him.


I'm not dumb enough to receive pics via airdrop from people I don't know but I would have punched him if it happened to me.
 
2022-06-28 9:39:20 AM  

MythDragon: Wait....you have to accept the drop, but then get upset when it's a dick? Don't accept drops from randos on a plane if you don't want to see cock.
How is that even an arrestable offense? I mean yeah, if you stand up and show your dick, sure. But you gave permission to see dick by accepting it.


By default, Airdrop previews the content.  It's small, but you could probably clearly see what was going on.
 
2022-06-28 9:40:09 AM  

hej: ltdanman44: what is airdrop?

A feature on Apple devices for sending files to other devices.


unprompted?  that sounds like a security risk.
 
2022-06-28 9:40:10 AM  
Ugh, I can't click another Matt Gaetz link.
 
2022-06-28 9:40:24 AM  

Walker: This is why I have Airdrop set to "contacts only"


This was intentional.  FTA:

"'Why are you doing that?' she asked.
'Just having a little fun,' he responded.  "


and

"The woman asked the man if he had sent the photo, and he said he did, that he'd done it on purpose, and that he had sent it to other people."
"Larry from Texas" is a grade A dildo.  The only thing that would make his stereotype complete would be him saying something like "It was a joke. Stop being so sensitive."I would really, really like to know his actual thought process throughout this whole thing.  Like, what world does he live in where this whole scenario does not end badly for him?  Does he "dick-drop" his buddies at work and they all go "LOL Larry, you so funny. You got us again! Good one."
 
2022-06-28 9:41:03 AM  

Walker: This is why I have Airdrop set to "contacts only"


That's the default setting.  These people must have changed it to Everyone on purpose.
 
2022-06-28 9:41:40 AM  

ChrisDe: Ugh, I can't click another Matt Gaetz link.


Then quit following him
 
2022-06-28 9:41:45 AM  
That's some solid detective work to figure out who sent it based on name alone. That said, it's pretty stupid to name any device after yourself. When I used to run web security you could always tell who was up to shenanigans on the wifi because traffic linked to an access point and they would always name the device after themselves.
 
2022-06-28 9:42:30 AM  
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yes, I'm old
 
2022-06-28 9:42:37 AM  

hej: ltdanman44: what is airdrop?

A feature on Apple devices for sending files to other devices.


And unfortunately not what the airline did to the perpetrator.
 
2022-06-28 9:46:34 AM  
I'm shocked that he didn't call people who objected 'snowflakes' or appeal to the masses not to cancel him. I assume those will be part of his defense strategy.
 
2022-06-28 9:47:44 AM  
Looks like air drop defaults to "contacts only".

If you select "everyone" you get what you get.
 
2022-06-28 9:48:25 AM  

Walker: This is why I have Airdrop set to "contacts only"


i set it to off. i'm hard pressed to come up with a time when i would intentionally use it.
 
2022-06-28 9:51:00 AM  
I give the guy a ton of credit. I don't understand the new gadgets and never heard of airdropping and never had a cell phone or hooked up a wifi connection. In all seriousiness it looks to me like he sees a young person covered in tats and thinks they must like what he is going to do and that is nasty. Staying on my soapbox i hate when strangers go up to a pregnant woman and just go reaching to touch her stomach.
 
2022-06-28 9:51:01 AM  
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2022-06-28 9:53:43 AM  
"FBI upon arrival, they told her they were going to try to book him for the weekend."

This is so poorly written...like Larry is going to need an agent rather than an attorney.
Also, the lady who reported and recorded all this sort of looks like a poster child for poor tattoo choices but at least she was allowed to make those choices about her own body.
 
2022-06-28 9:55:51 AM  
Good to know those dudes who look like a fat old perv actually are.
 
2022-06-28 9:56:42 AM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: Walker: This is why I have Airdrop set to "contacts only"

Well, you're never going to get nudes dropped to you from Elvira.


She's currently 70 years old, would I want them?
 
2022-06-28 9:56:46 AM  

Arkanaut: hej: ltdanman44: what is airdrop?

A feature on Apple devices for sending files to other devices.

And unfortunately not what the airline did to the perpetrator.


oh please.  some old dude farked up and accidentally sent out a video of him getting blown. my god.  how will they ever recover from such a brutal ordeal? did he hold their eyes open and make them watch it?

not ideal for sure but not exactly traumatic.  hopefully the local prosecutor just lets it go and offers him a plea for a couple hours of community service.
 
2022-06-28 9:57:15 AM  
Not an Apple person but does Airdrop really let you send stuff to random people? Why do Apple customers put up with that?
 
2022-06-28 9:57:28 AM  
David F Koresh, people. Turn off your bluetooth unless you need it, especially in a model of manners like an airliner. Ditto that for your wifi. It takes only seconds from the lock screen--- no need to dig around in settings. Helps preserve battery life too.
 
2022-06-28 10:00:53 AM  

tom baker's scarf: Arkanaut: hej: ltdanman44: what is airdrop?

A feature on Apple devices for sending files to other devices.

And unfortunately not what the airline did to the perpetrator.

oh please.  some old dude farked up and accidentally sent out a video of him getting blown. my god.  how will they ever recover from such a brutal ordeal? did he hold their eyes open and make them watch it?

not ideal for sure but not exactly traumatic.  hopefully the local prosecutor just lets it go and offers him a plea for a couple hours of community service.


I've got a hunch that you've been arrested for accidentally dropping your pants in front of a playground, then innocently adjusting yourself for half an hour. Some of these District Attorneys are just jerks looking to hurt the common man.
 
2022-06-28 10:01:25 AM  

big pig peaches: Looks like air drop defaults to "contacts only".

If you select "everyone" you get what you get.


Even then, what's the use case here?  Everyone you can send to just saw whatever it was you took a photo of, yes?  Are there meetings where someone says, "please send your old cat pics to the group?"

I acknowledge I'm an Old, but I can usually see why some piece of technology that doesn't appeal to me might appeal to others. This thing, I'm just not seeing.
 
2022-06-28 10:03:03 AM  

hej: ltdanman44: what is airdrop?

A feature on Apple devices for sending files to other devices.


Does this mean that an iPhone is required to board, since EVERYONE on board received the picture?  Or is Daily Fail just embellishing?
 
2022-06-28 10:03:20 AM  
In a follow up video, the woman who filmed the incident explained that she received a request for an airdrop from 'Larry's iPad,' and that when she accepted it, the explicit photo of Larry appeared.

Why are you doing this?
 
2022-06-28 10:03:46 AM  

Manfred J. Hattan: big pig peaches: Looks like air drop defaults to "contacts only".

If you select "everyone" you get what you get.

Even then, what's the use case here?  Everyone you can send to just saw whatever it was you took a photo of, yes?  Are there meetings where someone says, "please send your old cat pics to the group?"

I acknowledge I'm an Old, but I can usually see why some piece of technology that doesn't appeal to me might appeal to others. This thing, I'm just not seeing.


The use case is that the photographer is sending a photo to the people who posed in the photo.
 
2022-06-28 10:04:50 AM  
UltimaCS:

The use case is that the photographer is sending a photo to the people who posed in the photo.

Doh! Simple, and obvious. Thanks for cluing me in.
 
2022-06-28 10:05:21 AM  

tom baker's scarf: oh please.  some old dude farked up and accidentally sent out a video of him getting blown.


Not an accident. He was shooting out to recipients on purpose.
 
2022-06-28 10:05:24 AM  
He looks like a Guy who would do that.
 
2022-06-28 10:06:09 AM  

Manfred J. Hattan: big pig peaches: Looks like air drop defaults to "contacts only".

If you select "everyone" you get what you get.

Even then, what's the use case here?  Everyone you can send to just saw whatever it was you took a photo of, yes?  Are there meetings where someone says, "please send your old cat pics to the group?"

I acknowledge I'm an Old, but I can usually see why some piece of technology that doesn't appeal to me might appeal to others. This thing, I'm just not seeing.


I'm struggling to find a use case as well.  The best I can see is that you can use AirDrop to send a file to someone when neither of you have a WiFi or cellular connection.

from Apples iOS Security Guide (2018) Page 40,

iOS devices that support AirDrop use Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Apple-created peer-to-peer Wi-Fi technology to send files and information to nearby devices, including AirDrop-capable Mac computers running OS X 10.11 or later. The Wi-Fi radio is used to communicate directly between devices without using any Internet connection or Wi-Fi Access Point. When a user enables AirDrop, a 2048-bit RSA identity is stored on the device. Additionally, an AirDrop identity hash is created based on the email addresses and phone numbers associated with the user's Apple ID.
When a user chooses AirDrop as the method for sharing an item, the device emits an AirDrop signal over Bluetooth Low Energy. Other devices that are awake, in close proximity, and have AirDrop turned on detect the signal and respond with a shortened version of their owner's identity hash.
AirDrop is set to share with Contacts Only by default. Users can also choose to use AirDrop to share with everyone, or turn off the feature entirely. In Contacts Only mode, the received identity hashes are compared with hashes of people in the initiator's Contacts app. If a match is found, the sending device creates a peer-to-peer Wi-Fi network and advertises an AirDrop connection using Bonjour. Using this connection, the receiving devices send their full identity hashes to the initiator. If the full hash still matches Contacts, the recipient's first name and photo (if present in Contacts) are displayed in the AirDrop share sheet.
When using AirDrop, the sending user selects who they want to share with. The sending device initiates an encrypted (TLS) connection with the receiving device, which exchanges their iCloud identity certificates. The identity in the certificates is verified against each user's Contacts app. Then the receiving user is asked to accept the incoming transfer from the identified person or device. If multiple recipients have been selected, this process is repeated for each destination.
In the Everyone mode, the same process is used but if a match in Contacts isn't found, the receiving devices are shown in the AirDrop send sheet with a silhouette with the device's name, as defined in Settings > General > About > Name.
Organizations can restrict the use of AirDrop for devices or apps being managed by using an MDM solution.

 
2022-06-28 10:06:11 AM  
That dude looked exactly I expected he would after reading the headline.

Only surprise is that he wasn't from Florida.
 
2022-06-28 10:09:17 AM  
the man - who identifies himself as Larry - telling a crew member he was 'just having some fun'

Now his fellow inmates can have a little fun, too.
 
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