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Reverse Engineering Strange Devices Found in a Library

When Fabian of LiveOverflow spotted the following message on Reddit, his interest was piqued and he reached out to learn more.

This led to a Skype call with the students who had found these mysterious devices in their university library and off they went into a deep-dive investigation of what these might be for and if they had malicious intent.

I won’t spoil it for you if you’re the kind of geek that wants to look over their shoulder as they work this mystery out. I found the whole forensics process fascinating.

I love the way Fabian puts together his videos. Even though English is not his first language (he speaks German) and the comsec, IoT, and hacking subject-matter of his channel is heady stuff, he manages to make it very understandable to armchair computer nerds (such as myself) and comsci engineers alike.


Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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