Looks like the Norks are creating their own little MSFT
ERNW security analyst Florian Grunow says North Korea's Red Star Linux operating system is tracking users by tagging content with unique hidden tags. The operating system, developed from 2002 as a replacement for Windows XP, was relaunched with a Mac-like interface in 2013's version three. The newest version emerged in January …
Perhaps you missed the point. It wasn't "ammo against microsoft" as you put it. It was an observation of the similarities between two government projects to use domestic software/OSs as intelligence tools. The "quietly inserting hardware based UUIDs into victims documents strategy" for example is lifted directly from MS Office '97ish. Can you really not see the pertinence?
Sobbing is a bit much but I suppose my own country has broken my heart so many times (and increasingly frequently of late) that I end up receiving each new blow with slightly less flinching than the last.
Which is of course just the way our overlords want it.
Most telling is that I didn't really need to specify which country.
This allows them to track any externally originated piece of content and have trail of breadcrumbs attached to it giving the security service who, how and when shared it.
The fact that they are not interested in adding any tracking info to locally created content shows that they are still interested primarily in tracking foreign content and do not expect _ANY_ internal dissent.
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In "World War Z Rebirth" Theresa May takes a Zombie head out of her Gucci Handbag and uses it to infect Brad Pitt and then sucks all of his spunk into her fallopian tubes. Five minutes later she swells up and explodes in a shower of spores that grow into a massive reproductively viable homosexual hermaphrodite Cameron look-a-like Zombie army that go around fucking themselves and anything else in sight irrespective of genus or possible infection that might affect their viability. The third sequel, 'ConservativeZ', is already being planned. 'Coming To a Reality Near You Soon. If You Have Nothing To Hide You Have Nothing To Fear'.
Did you even bother to download a copy of Red Star 3.0 and a hex editor to verify this behavior?
I've tried a dozen different file formats and RS3.0 doesn't modify the file in any way.
Hex code beforehand open in Hex editor on Mac OS X: https://i.imgur.com/oOoWssF.png
Thumb drive open in Red Star 3.0: https://i.imgur.com/MiORhD3.jpg
Hex code open again back in Mac OS X: https://i.imgur.com/uqAvXC6.png
Every time the hex code is exactly the same and the md5 checksum is unchanged. Unless I somehow magically downloaded a "pure" version of Red Star 3.0 I can't see how this is happening. Try it yourself with a freshly formatted thumb drive if you don't believe me.
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