[tor-talk] USB Sticks for Tails -> CCCamp

Tyler Durden virii at enn.lu
Wed Jul 22 10:56:03 UTC 2015

On 2015-07-22 04:12, Jacob Appelbaum wrote:
> Heya Moritz,
> On 7/22/15, Moritz Bartl <moritz at torservers.net> wrote:
>> Hi!
>> Thanks to help from www.enn.lu, we now have another batch of 250 USB
>> sticks with write-protection switch (16GB USB 2.0). Find me for example
>> at CCC Camp to buy them from me.
>> (839.13 + 14.68 fees + 37.92 taxes) / 250 = 3.56692 € per Stick
> I'd especially like to know if these disks have a re-programmable
> internal controller. I think that the write-protection switch is a
> useful idea; I wonder if there are additional trade-offs that come
> along with it?
> As an example, I think that it may stop an attacker who has a local
> shell or even root on the machine from tampering with the disk
> directly. I'd guess that it doesn't change the ability to re-flash the
> firmware on the USB disk itself. It would be interesting to try to
> dump that firmware and to inspect it.
> Do you have any photos of the device without a case? Are the specs for
> the USB devices available?
> All the best,
> Jacob




Hope this helps


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