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    The basic idea behind Dead Drops is that there are random USB ports scattered around a city that people can use to share files. Right now it is only in NYC but they plan on expanding it to more cities. What I wanted to know is if it would be possible to plug in the Pre using the USB cable to browse and upload files. If not, would it be possible to do so with a patch, or possibly mounting the USB archive via the command line?

    More info at this link: http://datenform.de/blog/dead-drops-preview/
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    Depends on if these Dead Drops can detect the hardware, for the most part its plug and play though.
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    is this a good way to spread viruses?
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    The Pre and Pixi cannot do USB host mode, so cannot use these passive dead drop devices.

    -- Rod
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cantaffordit View Post
    is this a good way to spread viruses?
    If you're connecting using Windows with autorun set when you insert USB's, then yes it is. But, if it was possible with either the Pre or Pixi, since you're running Linux, it shouldn't affect you unless you then want to plug in your phone to another Windows machine.
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    Still, they must have some kind of protection because there will be a lot of PC's using it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwhitby View Post
    The Pre and Pixi cannot do USB host mode, so cannot use these passive dead drop devices.

    -- Rod
    Listen to this person. He knows what he's talking about. These dead drops are just like any other USB flash drive, and we can't plug those into our phones. Like rwhitby said, our phones can't act as USB hosts, so you can't plug in a USB flash drive or a USB keyboard or scanner or printer.

    As for spreading viruses, anyone who'd plug a Windows PC into one of those deserve what they get. I can't be bothered to look up the names, but there are viruses out there that spread via USB drives, even without autorun.

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