* Posts by SFSecurity

4 posts • joined 20 Aug 2013

NSA domestic dragnet NOT authorised by Patriot Act, rules US Appeals Court


Re: I read the whole decision

Quote: "...some disgruntled acolyte of David Snowden should show up at the courthouse with a binder detailing all of the justice's movements over the last 10 years...."

I recall that this was done for Senator Diane Feinstein, and her husband a bunch of years ago, all from public records. She did squat to help protect SSN, and bunches of other stuff that had been in paper records and got moved to the net without appropriate redaction so I'm not sure the Supremes would be all that much better.

AVG to flog your web browsing, search history from mid-October


Re: Thanks for the warning El Reg

Try Personal Firewall and Avira combo.

Four ways the Guardian could have protected Snowden – by THE NSA


Re: Not that daft

Well, of course the thing to do is assume, since you are a neo-Snowden and they want what you have, that the NSA stuff has back doors or other exploitable elements, so don't use all the elements that they suggest as a first step. Next, get yourself a good random number source and encrypt a variety of length "messages" and send them off to someone who you are sure is being monitored. Assume you send 100 random "messages" and one that has valid data as the meat between two slices of random numbers and you use TrueCrypt's hidden vault thinking to bury it even deeper, how much machine time will be wasted by NSA, etc. trying to make sense of it all?

Frankly I think we should get in the habit of sending encrypted random number files on a regular basis, especially through TOR, so that they grab a bunch to chew on.

Use a junker computer to send the files and then do a good wipe and re-install OS and other programs from a DVD right after you send out the c#$%.

Sure, they have tons of money and hardware but there are more of us than them AND what we are doing takes almost no effort and d#$% little money. Say AllGo’s, or Raspberry Pi, and {brain fart} that cheap English one is used and programed to spit out these file over the free WiFi while you sip your coffee. What fun we could have!

Google goes dark for 2 minutes, kills 40% of world's net traffic


Re: Ah...

"Since switching to duck duck go (as of last week) this one actually passed me by totally.

It's a bit weird not having predictive search results appearing anymore, but I'm sure I'll get used to that (Again)."

Don't forget Startpage/Ixquick, the only search engine with a European Privacy Seal.

I use DuckDuckGo and Startpage regularlly. Startpage for over 5 years and DuckDuckGo ever since I saw their only (?) billboard in SF about a year ago.

Before those I used Scroogle, a back door into Google using an old API that didn't include the more sophisticated tracking.

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