Richard G @ 2019-06-10 20:09:23
ok ok so: a heist movie where the team relies on home-maintained Vietnam era gear because that was the last time things were built to last and they can guarantee there are no gps trackers or hidden cameras. Giant clunky walkie-talkies. Hand-cranked wired field telephones. Absolutely no screens.
Richard G @ 2019-06-10 20:13:11
heists rely exclusively on social-hacking the target’s organization. No technical element at all: just human vulnerabilities that displace the unwitting victim/collaborators as little as possible. Presence of old clunky equipment always has to be explained away - they pretend it’s some specialist bit of gear or just keep it in a breathable/ sound-transmitting briefcase.
Roger Giner-Sorolla @ 2019-06-10 22:17:11
The G. I. Job
Richard G @ 2019-06-11 10:38:52
their attempts to bug the enemy using a microphone hidden in a he-man succeed almost too well: both the figurine and the bug are accepted as nostalgia kitsch. People keep talking into the figure, using it as a pretend telephone. They could build a detailed psychological profile useful for marketing or election-rigging. But the target never says anything consequential. Not because of the He-man, though. Just because the age of saying consequential things has passed.
Paolo Greco @ 2019-06-11 13:59:53
That stuff is not encrypted anyway so they do not even need bugs.
Richard G @ 2019-06-11 14:57:42
Anyone who goes in looking for meaning assumes it must be encrypted. It's a honey trap set by an AI.
Paolo Greco @ 2019-06-11 16:02:43
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