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There are already shredders that scan documents and scanners that shred documents
[links], but in those cases, the scanning is known about, desired by, and performed under
the control of the operator.
This is a shredder with a covert scanner in it. It looks like any other shredder. You sneak
into your enemy's office, and then they use it to shred stuff. It scans everything that
gets fed in, and exfiltrates the data via Wi-Fi or a more typical bug radio transmitter.
Result: You get scans of the very documents your enemy wants to keep secret the most.
Shredder that scans
Mentioned in idea. For paperlessization of your documents. [notexactly, Mar 30 2017]
Scanner that shreds
Mentioned in idea. HP SJ5000 Sheet-Feed ShredderScanner [notexactly, Mar 30 2017]
Shredder that scans AFTER shredding
Mentioned in idea. For verifying successful shredding. [notexactly, Mar 30 2017]
[mitxela, Mar 30 2017]
Hard drive controller hacking
Mentioned in my anno [notexactly, Mar 31 2017]
||// This could be a nondescript, discrete add-on for spies
to place under the shredder. // - [Voice], @ [link 1]
nothing original. I still think this is a good
enough idea to have its own page though.
||My 'shredder' is the wood stove in the shop.
I find it excellent for reducing sensitive documents to the very smallest fragments.
Is there a Secretly Scanning Shredder adaptor kit for which I must scan?
(I'll chuck that in the fire, too, once I find it.)
||I imagined this would be a device which, when you put in a
sheet of paper, would scan it, but the moment you get
distracted, or look out of the window, or leave the room
just for a moment, you're not quite sure, but you think you
hear the motoric whirr of grinding. As soon as you look
round again or poke your head
round the doorway, that sound has stopped and is just
again, feintly whistling a pleasant tune.
||faintly* pissing on pheasant loons**, perhaps?
||**these birds are only available Through The Looking Glass
||Hard drives are shredded sometimes after being demagnetized. Wonder what kind of device could sneakily read a disconnected hard drive?
||So how does this work when you shred multiple sheets at a
||you make it jam if you feed more then one at a time
||// Hard drives are shredded sometimes after being
demagnetized. Wonder what kind of device could
sneakily read a disconnected hard drive? //
||I'm already opposed to shredding/crushing of hard
drives because it makes them impossible/more
difficult to recycle by disassembly, and secure erasing
is enough if you trust the hard drive's firmware (which
maybe you shouldn'tsee below) and degaussing or
disassembly and exposure to dust is enough if you
don't. (If you've ever tried to unscrew the case screws
on a crushed hard drive you'll know what I mean.)
||Anyway, just interdict the hard drive, install a
transmitter, and reprogram the hard drive's controller
[link] to exfiltrate data while it's being used (because
after it's removed from the computer it won't have a
power source, and because recent data is more useful).
||// So how does this work when you shred multiple
sheets at a time? //
||My thought was that in case of multi-page
documents, getting the first page or every Nth page is
a lot better than nothing. You could still glean a lot
about what your enemy is up to.