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(Slashdot)   Now that he's dodged a manhunt in Belize by disguising himself as a drunk German tourist, John McAfee would like to protect you from being spied on by the NSA   (slashdot.org) divider line 24
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2013-09-30 12:54:17 PM  
So, just like his Antivirus, an illusion of security to people who don't know better.
 
2013-09-30 01:09:52 PM  
MSG NR 009 CK 19 0930 1708 BT
25341 92907 28810 48467 14996  27862 15303 15882 04837 18670
40454 20399 04177 66770 57451  30879 40304 59789 45010
AR K
 
2013-09-30 01:11:29 PM  
If he wasn't impersonating a dead actor, I'd give his Roy Schneider disguise 9/10.
 
2013-09-30 01:12:58 PM  
X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*
 
2013-09-30 01:15:14 PM  
He is a peculiar mix of drugged out crazy and technologically brilliant.  I'm fascinated by him.
 
2013-09-30 01:27:22 PM  

Honest Bender: He is a peculiar mix of drugged out crazy and technologically brilliant.  I'm fascinated by him.


I was fascinated in the arm by my doctor.
 
2013-09-30 01:29:01 PM  
WTF is wrong with his face in that pic?
Been hittin' the krokodil?
 
2013-09-30 01:30:34 PM  

Honest Bender: He is a peculiar mix of drugged out crazy and technologically brilliant.  I'm fascinated by him.


I think him and Charlie Sheen belong to the same club. Can't bring myself to dislike either of them.
Yes, they're doped out of their minds and completely batshiat nuts. They are also both highly entertaining to watch in their meltdowns, Tosh.0 without the commentator if you will.
 
2013-09-30 02:15:52 PM  
Smoking jacket and ascot? huh
 
2013-09-30 02:23:18 PM  
The NSA decided that I was a drunk German tourist about nine years ago.
 
2013-09-30 02:24:24 PM  

dittybopper: MSG NR 009 CK 19 0930 1708 BT
25341 92907 28810 48467 14996  27862 15303 15882 04837 18670
40454 20399 04177 66770 57451  30879 40304 59789 45010
AR K


Hi.
CTR2, Okinawa, Adak and Misawa.
(waves)
 
2013-09-30 02:26:42 PM  

Foundling: dittybopper: MSG NR 009 CK 19 0930 1708 BT
25341 92907 28810 48467 14996  27862 15303 15882 04837 18670
40454 20399 04177 66770 57451  30879 40304 59789 45010
AR K

Hi.
CTR2, Okinawa, Adak and Misawa.
(waves)


Oh, shiat, we've stomped some of the same airwaves.

US Army 05H.

The straddling checkerboard and the "one time" pad necessary to decode that are in my profile.
 
2013-09-30 04:56:58 PM  

RedPhoenix122: So, just like his Antivirus, an illusion of security to people who don't know better.




Possibly.
The problem is most people don't use any more encryption than is offered by default on a particular device. They know they want it, but don't have the means or know how to implement it.

So even if this guy offered them substandard protection it would be an improvement.

/Not that I'd trust him not to be another NSA sellout.
/The big name companies that should be offering this sort of thing have already sold their souls to the devil.
/There might be no where to go if you aren't a crypto-nerd.
 
2013-09-30 05:18:12 PM  
Hope he says hi to Mike.
 
2013-09-30 05:39:44 PM  

way south: The problem is most people don't use any more encryption than is offered by default on a particular device. They know they want it, but don't have the means or know how to implement it.

So even if this guy offered them substandard protection it would be an improvement.


No, it wouldn't, not against NSA snooping, because they've hobbled the encryption standards so that they can break them, and they've also had a program going to exploit information *BEFORE* it's encrypted, through things like keyloggers they remotely install on machines.
 
2013-09-30 06:31:46 PM  
Have I shown you my tiger-repelling rock?
 
2013-09-30 09:32:03 PM  

that bosnian sniper: Hope he says hi to Mike.


thegeekgaminglife.com
 
2013-09-30 09:54:20 PM  
I heard nobody ever comes back from Belize.
 
2013-09-30 10:17:47 PM  
A tv show based upon the last few years of his life would be awesome.
 
2013-09-30 10:49:16 PM  

that bosnian sniper: Hope he says hi to Mike.


Came for something like this; leaving satisfied.
 
2013-09-30 10:56:46 PM  
Insane times call for insane heroes.
 
2013-09-30 11:21:50 PM  
By dressing up as a drunk German tourist? Isn't the phrase "drunk German tourist" redundant?
 
2013-09-30 11:41:53 PM  
He is amusing at a distance. I would prefer he stay in whatever third world hole he lives.
 
2013-10-01 04:47:53 PM  

dittybopper: MSG NR 009 CK 19 0930 1708 BT
25341 92907 28810 48467 14996  27862 15303 15882 04837 18670
40454 20399 04177 66770 57451  30879 40304 59789 45010
AR K


I know nothing of cryptology so I'm sure something is going wrong here, but I got something approximating something -

n o m  o m  p  u  t e r b  a s e c  s o l  u  t i o n c  a n t r u  l  y  p  r o t e

for the first 50 numbers.

probably something i'm missing from the first and last lines. unless i'm way off in which case wow for making something semi legible out of random incorrect decryption results.
 
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