I found a USB flash drive embedded in the wall in my city and connected a laptop to it. I tell you what came of it.

Recently, I stumbled upon a very interesting article from which I learned that in most settlements of the world and even in large cities Russia, you can completely freely find the most ordinary flash drives that just stick out of the wall of a house, a shopping center or any other building. The drives are specially embedded in the walls in such a way that only the USB connector sticks out, with which the flash drive is usually connected to the computer. Of course, it is difficult to immediately guess who and why is doing this, however, after studying this issue, everything fell into place.

Nothing fancy: just a USB stick sticking out of the wall
Nothing fancy: just a USB stick sticking out of the wall
Nothing fancy: just a USB stick sticking out of the wall

It turns out that all such flash drives are part of a single international system. Dead drops. This system was invented and started by Aram Barthhall. We can say that the main task of the system is a completely anonymous and free exchange of any data between users around the world. The fact is that the information contained on such media at the moment is absolutely not controlled by anyone: neither state bodies, nor organizations, nor individuals. All you need to access data on a flash drive is simply to connect a laptop or smartphone to them (using an adapter).

The "information exchange" process
The "information exchange" process
The "information exchange" process

It became interesting to me to check if there is a similar flash drive in my city. It turned out that on official website the project Dead drops On the page World Map you can easily find out the location of all flash drives in the system. With the help of the obtained coordinates, I was able to easily find the flash drive embedded in the wall in my city.

Sofiyskaya embankment, Moscow
Sofiyskaya embankment, Moscow

However, having connected the laptop, I found only one single text file on the flash drive, which contained information about the date and location of the flash drive. I threw a few songs onto the USB stick so that the following users won't be as disappointed as I am.

By the way, you need to keep in mind that it is best to use the system Dead drops with caution, as there may be viruses or restricted information on the flash drives. You may be interested in:How to quickly and easily restore a faded cashier's check # ️⃣.Was the information in the article interesting to you? I would be grateful for the "Thumb up" 👍 and subscribing to my channel"About computers and not only"!

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