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[liberationtech] // The 'Kill Packet' - feedback wanted //

Kyle Maxwell krmaxwell at
Mon Feb 25 10:57:36 PST 2013

Off the top of my head, I'd have major security concerns around this
because essentially this makes it very easy for an adversary to
destroy all data on a system.

That said, in appropriate use cases, there's value for a kill switch
or even a dead man's switch (if you don't take some action within
every N hours, the device gets wiped).

On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 12:37 PM, Julian Oliver <julian at> wrote:

> Again, this is just a quick (1hr) sketch that could be developed into a simple
> Android application with a big red button, or even a swipe pattern (more
> discreet) that unlocks and sends the 'Kill Packet'. Security issues not
> addressed in the sketch would be dealt with in turn.

Kyle Maxwell [krmaxwell at]
Twitter: @kylemaxwell

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