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(Mother Jones)   How to keep the NSA out of your com....... Hold on,, I'm feeling things crawling on me......NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO   (motherjones.com) divider line 24
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2478 clicks; posted to Politics » on 14 Sep 2013 at 12:14 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-09-14 09:59:52 AM
They're naive if they think that will keep any gov't out that wants to be in. That line about not being able to be shutdown was hilarious
 
2013-09-14 10:29:47 AM
I avoid all internet problems by dialing into my local BBS.  I'm finally starting to get the hang of Legend of the Red Dragon.
 
2013-09-14 11:04:34 AM
Keep your plaintext off the machine you use to send and receive your communications.

You can do this one of two ways:

1.  Use a secure manual method to encrypt and decrypt.   Security is relative here.  If you only occasionally send and receive messages, some methods that aren't perfectly secure are secure enough, because it takes a fairly large amount of cipher text to cryptanalyze some methods that can be broken.  For example, the US M-138A strip cipher from WWII was broken by the Germans on occasion, but that was because there were lots and lots of messages being sent in the same key every single day.  A similar system used for just a couple messages a day, with daily key changes, would be tough for even the NSA to crack without access to the strips.

A combination of fractionation through a straddling checkerboard, transposition, and use of a memorable repeating key can also be a secure enough manual cipher for most people, again, if you change the key elements regularly.

For ultimate security, you can use manually generated one time pads.  Those are provably secure if you follow the very simple rules for their use, but for most people, that's overkill.

2.  Use conventional computer based encryption, like strong public key encryption, but "air gap" the machine used to encrypt and decrypt.   Also, use open source software so that you can reasonably believe that it isn't compromised cryptographically, and use very large keys.  Once you install the software, that computer can never be connected to a network.  Messages will have to be passed physically from that computer to the computer used for transmission and reception manually, via a USB drive or the like.  That prevents attacks against the computer itself that side-step the encryption, like trojans and keyloggers that report back the plaintext.  You may still end up with that software on the isolated machine, *BUT* because it's isolated there is no way for it to report back.

The manual methods have the benefit of easier destruction of plaintext (you burn the paper you used), so in that respect they have a bit of an edge over "air gapping", because of data remanence issues on computers.  So if possible physical access is a problem, manual methods are better unless you have a metric farkton of data to send back and forth.

This, of course, is if you are actually worried about it.
 
2013-09-14 11:42:34 AM
Or don't talk about your illegal shiate online...
 
2013-09-14 12:23:41 PM

Majick Thise: Or don't talk about your illegal shiate online...


Raging kegger at my meth lab:

Hillbillies Heights Trailer Park
162 Whitetrash Co. Rd
shiatswamp, FL

Third trailer on the left.

Narcs not invited.
 
2013-09-14 12:27:44 PM
I've been wondering why they don't build a private mesh.

In a city environment it shouldn't be hard. Of course anything you do can still be cracked by the NSA as they have the materials, databases, and the tools that most crackers would only dream of having.
 
2013-09-14 12:29:01 PM
RELEASE THE PHONE SPIDERS!
 
2013-09-14 01:25:45 PM
If you want to keep the NSA out of your computer, turn it off.

The one and only solution.
 
2013-09-14 01:44:52 PM

Kumana Wanalaia: If you want to keep the NSA out of your computer, turn it off.

The one and only solution.


It works for lots of things. Keeps wifi thieves out too.
 
2013-09-14 02:50:26 PM
Phone spiders?
 
2013-09-14 03:10:02 PM
Privacy can't exist in a modern society the way it is. Time for all of you tinfoil hatters to sack up and deal with what politicians and celebrities have been dealing since the beginning of time.

Don't worry, you'll live.
 
2013-09-14 03:52:55 PM
Spying on me?  If I catch them they'd better get me a Winnebago, a hot fbi agent's phone number, and a vacation to Hawaii.  I don't have a criminal record but if I did I'd demand them to clear that, too.  Peace on earth and good will toward human, too!
 
2013-09-14 05:00:32 PM

super_grass: Privacy can't exist in a modern society the way it is. Time for all of you tinfoil hatters to sack up and deal with what politicians and celebrities have been dealing since the beginning of time.

Don't worry, you'll live.


Wow, you're like if Hunter S. Thompson held Keith Olbermann's penis while he urinated on a picture of Edward R. Murrow.
 
2013-09-14 05:30:23 PM

max_pooper: Majick Thise: Or don't talk about your illegal shiate online...

Raging kegger at my meth lab:

Hillbillies Heights Trailer Park
162 Whitetrash Co. Rd
shiatswamp, FL

Third trailer on the left.

Narcs not invited.


sweet. ah'll be thar but I gots ta bring the yungin's
 
2013-09-14 06:23:47 PM
 
2013-09-14 06:37:59 PM
Overstated headline aside for a moment I think the real story here is how people of limited means are bringing net access to the relatively few remaining pockets of non-netizens that exist out there.

It's a beautiful thing.

/Also really enjoyed the ATHF ref. Noice!
 
2013-09-14 07:14:02 PM
No Strings Attached.
 
2013-09-14 07:17:03 PM
Guess it's time to invest in Kellogg (makers of Pringles).
 
2013-09-14 08:04:52 PM
I read that as "corn" and got really confused.
 
2013-09-14 08:25:34 PM
I particularly like the part of the story about politics, with no mention of Barak OBama as if he's just a spectator.
 
2013-09-14 08:26:06 PM

Relatively Obscure: I avoid all internet problems by dialing into my local BBS.  I'm finally starting to get the hang of Legend of the Red Dragon.


I dominate on trade wars.
 
2013-09-14 10:07:08 PM
He and his fellow Athenians built it. They did so by linking up a set of rooftop wifi antennas

archive.foolzashit.com
 
2013-09-14 10:20:48 PM

Phil Moskowitz: super_grass: Privacy can't exist in a modern society the way it is. Time for all of you tinfoil hatters to sack up and deal with what politicians and celebrities have been dealing since the beginning of time.

Don't worry, you'll live.

Wow, you're like if Hunter S. Thompson held Keith Olbermann's penis while he urinated on a picture of Edward R. Murrow.


That is the weirdest image to come across Fark in a long time. Can you share what you're smoking, or is it unique to your biosphere?
 
2013-09-15 12:41:30 AM

Kumana Wanalaia: Kittypie070: Phone spiders?

Aqua Teen Hunger Force : Send the Phone Spiders


Well, what do the eight-leggedy bastards do with a wireless phone, teleport?

/uh....nipples?
//0_0
 
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