How to Make a Dead Drop

‘Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. USB flash drives are embedded into walls, buildings and curbs accessible to anybody in public space. Everyone is invited to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your favorite files and data. Each dead drop is installed empty except a readme.txt file explaining the project. ‘Dead Drops’ is open to participation.

Some questions to think about. What happens to the dead drop when it rains, would it get ruined? What if someone installs a virus? How big is the storage? Would you ever make or use a dead drop?


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2 Responses to How to Make a Dead Drop

  1. caprince11 says:

    This is an interesting project, but I don’t see it being the future of peer to peer file sharing as they claim. Personally I think it would be exciting to find one, but I don’t think I would risk plugging my computer in. Plus it seems inconvenient to stand aside a wall to do this.

    It makes me think what if our phones had USB ports. I suppose they have online storage you can transfer, and SD cards, and you have a USB charger converter. But this project setup, seems it would take off more if you could just plug your phone in.

    It seems from the map on the site, these have been placed all around the world, ranging anywhere from 177MB to 16GB.

    *The closest to us is one in Flint and one in Monroe.

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