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+ - Ask Slashdot: Unsolicited RAM in the mail-> 3

Submitted by fauxhemian
fauxhemian writes: So I went to the letterbox this morning and saw an envelope with no name, but obviously with my address.

When I opened the envelope up, I found two sticks of RAM in a plastic case.

There was no receipt or document inside — nothing to explain where it came from, or why.

I have not ordered RAM in years.

And now my brain keeps posing questions:
Why would someone do this? Why no name? Why no explanation of the source?

If it's a gift, why not include a note of explanation?

If it's a case of wrong address — why was no name placed on the envelope?

And that leads me to: Is this a really oafish & extremely clumsy attempt at gaining access to one of my machines? Could the RAM run embedded code, acting as a trojan attack vector?

But then why not just send me a USB stick badged as a promotional item?

Any ideas Slashdot?

Has this happened to any of you?

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