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2017-03-21 Britain
Extremist pleads guilty; had Islamic State data in cuff link
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Posted by trailing wife 2017-03-21 00:35|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [449 views ]  Top
 File under: Islamic State 

#1 Samata Ullah had a USB-equipped cufflink with a Linux operating system loaded onto it that was used to store hard boy data, including a blog.

I'm a bit of a neophyte when it comes to computers but is it possible to load everything into a cufflink? It also strains credulity to picture members of ISIS wearing cufflinks.
Posted by JohnQC 2017-03-21 07:29||   2017-03-21 07:29|| Front Page Top

#2 There are USB memory cards that are small enough to be disguised in some way as a cuff link. There are some that have more than enough space on them to have a complete Linux operating system and a ton of data.

I have a few Raspberry Pi's and BeagleBone micro computers slightly bigger than a matchbox that use these cards for just that.
Posted by Spinesing Gray3122 2017-03-21 08:21||   2017-03-21 08:21|| Front Page Top

#3 You can put a lot of data on a 8GB flash drive, including a lightweight Linux full operating system (like Puppy or Xubuntu), and still leave room for a WordPress 'blog'

That being said, a quick search shows that 'USB Cufflinks' are pretty easy to come by and maybe even come in desirable Jihadist styles/colors from elsewhere.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2017-03-21 08:27||   2017-03-21 08:27|| Front Page Top

#4 That's why I love Rantburg!
Posted by JohnQC 2017-03-21 09:47||   2017-03-21 09:47|| Front Page Top

#5 I find it interesting that anyone even looked for a USB cufflink. Sounds like extreme diligence or a tip-off.
Posted by Whiskey Mike 2017-03-21 10:13||   2017-03-21 10:13|| Front Page Top

#6 I used to have a tie clip with an Ethernet port. But I stopped wearing it because I was always tripping over the cable.
Posted by SteveS 2017-03-21 10:27||   2017-03-21 10:27|| Front Page Top

#7 Nod back to WWII spycraft where they had micro-dots in their cufflinks, and even small cameras that could take a picture or two.
Posted by DarthVader 2017-03-21 10:41||   2017-03-21 10:41|| Front Page Top

#8 No Whiskey Mike, I'm just anal about some stuff.

Sure, you could call it 'diligence' I suppose.

SteveS, that's great! I'll steal that line.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2017-03-21 13:26||   2017-03-21 13:26|| Front Page Top

#9 I'm so inured with terrorism threats that all I can think is "that's one dapper Jihadist."
Posted by regular joe 2017-03-21 13:32||   2017-03-21 13:32|| Front Page Top

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