Since Ancient Roman times, spies have used “dead drops” to pass on information to fellow agents without having to see them face-to-face. The way dead drops typically worked was that one agent would conceal secret information inside an innocuous-looking item (such as a taxidermied, hollowed-out rat) and drop it on the side of the road or in a public park. Then another agent would come by later and casually pick it up.
While cell phones and new RFID technology have certainly made life easier for us, they’re a double-edged sword. That same technology that allows Nebraskan tourists to navigate NYC easily and you to quickly make payments with your RFID credit card can also be used to track your location and steal sensitive financial information.
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