[funsec] Evil Internet, Yet Again

Richard M. Smith rms at computerbytesman.com
Thu Apr 3 09:40:22 CDT 2008


It's called DC-to-AC converter plus a transformer. ;-)  I didn't look for
the Internet article, but I assume that this homemade "taser" is using the
flash circuitry in throw-away camera.
 
Richard
 
 

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From: Larry Seltzer [mailto:larry at larryseltzer.com] 
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2008 10:35 AM
To: Richard M. Smith; funsec at linuxbox.org
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How can something with that kind of battery generate 600 volts?
Larry Seltzer
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From: funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org] On
Behalf Of Richard M. Smith
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2008 9:58 AM
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Subject: [funsec] Evil Internet, Yet Again


http://wcbstv.com/topstories/Shocking.Camera.Arrest.2.691020.html

Teen Arrested For Modifiying Camera Into 'Taser'

CLINTON, Conn. (AP) ― A 14-year-old student at Morgan School in Clinton is
facing a weapons charge, accused of tinkering with a disposable camera to
make it capable of zapping people with an electrical charge.

Police say the camera, modified according to instructions available on the
Internet, had been converted into an improvised electronic demobilizing
device similar to a Taser.

Police say the student never managed to use the device because a teacher
intervened.

School Resource Officer Kyle Strunjo says the makeshift device is
potentially capable of a 600-volt shock.

The 14-year-old student has been charged with possession of a dangerous
weapon on school grounds, attempted assault and breach of peace.
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