Hot Card

Riding my bike down Prince Street this afternoon I spotted a Lexar 128MB CompactFlash card — the kind you stick inside a digital camera — lying on the street near the corner of Sydney St. I picked it up and when I got to the office I stuck it into my USB CF card reader. The card immediately got so hot that I couldn’t touch it. I managed to pull the card out of the socket before it caught on fire or melted. If you’re missing a CF card and don’t mind melting your hands, please get in touch.


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Dico on June 26, 2006 - 20:20 Permalink

I recently read an article on security and how easy it was to “hack” into systems. This security company, on request of a bank, littered 20 CF/SD/etc cards around the parking lot and in throughout the bank. Within 2 days about 17 of the cards were picked up and put into the office computers… the software on cards then sent out the login information to the security company to present to it’s client, the bank. Pretty ingenious really.