Attacks from someone else's USB cable is outside the threat model of ordinary smartphone users.
If someone can pop your phone through the USB port, they can pop way more interesting people's phones through the USB port.
This is FUD. Let's help people avoid more realistic attacks, like phishing.
Face unlock has been on Android for years... My GS3 had it. But it's news to include it now because Apple did it.
The Driver's Privacy Protection Act prevents the DMV from selling your info.
Just kidding! It allows it, and DMVs are selling your info for millions.
"its kewl I can handle communal laundry facilities"
NO YOU CANNOT. Don't fall for the meme.
Imagine $1.50 to wash, you gotta wash twice to get all the soap out, $1.50 to dry, and you gotta dry twice to get all the water out, because the spin cycle on the washer you paid twice for still leaves everything sopping wet.
Also, I just learned this last week, but detergent doesn't sanitize. I'm guessing the high dryer heat does, but yeah.
PROTIP: If you do not want an archive of the fediverse to include your public content, that you posted publicly, to the public timelines, for public consumption, here's a #lifehack to shut that down for *good*:
Use any of the other three options you see here. Easy peasy!
So get this, here's an entire thread of people who saw my "disable the block layer" toot, and proceeded to display to the whole world that the joke went over their heads.
My sides are in orbit.
So for those among us who are not only stupid, but so hasty that they won't even do the most basic research to make sure they aren't about to go off half-cocked on a subject they know literally nothing about (lol),
The joke is that, if you disable the block layer in an attempt to bypass a block on social media, all you'll do is disable the Kernel's ability to use storage.
Some people just can't help but make asses of themselves.
Earlier, I posted a joke about disabling the block layer in the Linux kernel, to bypass blocks on social media. Anybody familiar with Linux would know, the block layer is the part of the kernel that handles block devices, mainly storage, and some USB peripherals, like webcams.
The joke went over this poor mentally ill fellow's head, they screeched about it, then blocked me.
I hope she gets help soon.
Hacker, comedian, RED Scout fan, gold Ekko one-trick. Watching them sorting debris.
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