Computers & Mobile Internet of Things Raspberry Pi Technology

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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