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PostPosted: Sat 06 Aug 2011, 05:37    Post_subject:  

I'm also willing to bet that a lot of the technology the authorities use to
spy on us is Linux/open source based.

Talk about making a rod for your own back.
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PostPosted: Fri 12 Aug 2011, 06:34    Post_subject:  

Cool
Most Supercomputers run Linux
Quote:
A group that keeps track of the top 500 supercomputers in the world estimates that Linux powers 60% of those machines

http://www.forbes.com/2005/03/15/cz_dl_0315linux.html

However spying is no longer required.
Some of the recent 'recreational looters' that terrorised
everyone in London (so I am told) posted pics of themselves
and their looting skills on Twitter and Facebook.

Android, which I have been using has apps that require
access to all data that I have ever used on the Internet
(maybe it just seems that way) . . .

Spying is now just data sorting . . . Wink

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Aug 2011, 11:49    Post_subject:  

I wonder if the authorities will allow this latest "remedy" from the world or work of University researchers?
I read about late last night but forgot to make a bookmark.

The bad thing was that one needed their software for to be able to get it to work.

I would not trust them will be allowed to make it available or that the ISP would be allowed to have users using it. Them would make laws that require ISP to shut it down.

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Aug 2011, 01:23    Post_subject:  

Nooby even if you use quantum encryption, you will not be 'safe'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14505750

'Safe' is a state of mind not a state of technology.

During the recent London riots, the security services swamped the social networks with spurious messages about the latest looting locations. (day 2 and 3)

Anyway, for those of you needing a quick dose of paranoia . . . who invented the Internet? See next post for answer . . . Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Aug 2011, 02:26    Post_subject:  

For your question as to who invented the internet, you have to go back to 1950!
You can find more information here.

BTW, the first crash of the internet also happened during testing.
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Aug 2011, 04:23    Post_subject:  

DARPA something? out of my poor memory.

Cool thing here

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Greg Martin – whom had worked for Nasa, FBI och CIA had installed software on his computer that allowed him to follow everything that the looter did on his stolen computer and when the looter logged into his own FaceBook account he could document every friend and a lot of info about the looter and tell the police. He got his computer back.

Not a quote just a rough summary of the swedish text about it.

Easy to install too Greg told the reporter.

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Aug 2011, 05:50    Post_subject:  

This will check your URL's and files for malware or bad sites
http://www.virustotal.com/
They give themselves a safety score of 99.4%

Is it safe to go there? Embarassed

Stay safe guys. Wink

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Aug 2011, 09:45    Post_subject:  

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Is it safe to go there? Embarassed


They have a good WOT rating/reviews



This'll scramble a few brains.... Laughing

http://www.broadband-providers-uk.co.uk/broadband/47876.php

Where there's money and military minds, there's always something you never thought possible....

I don't know if this may have been a Premier April post Wink

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PostPosted: Wed 17 Aug 2011, 06:46    Post_subject:  

make sure your email address is safe
. . . or just adding it to commerce database of those interested in buying security software?
https://shouldichangemypassword.com/

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Aug 2011, 04:16    Post_subject:  

Have you been compromised lately . . . Cool

My Android smartphone has the security potential
of a swiss cheese with added holes.

You can plug the Huawei Android into a USB port to charge . . .
So now Puppy is secure but a wifi and 3G enabled
dongle (aka smartphone) is connected to my system . . .

A system simple enough for a News of the World (now defunct)
reporter to hack . . .

The other day, whilst charging, a program
I had not loaded appeared on the phone
AND (I think it was some sort of clock) a program I had not loaded
appeared in Puppy. Shocked

[Break out the bacofoil . . . feverishly make tin foil hat]

Concerted and deliberate intrusion from Google, Virgin (Branson run ISP), glitch, test run from MSS (Chinese Secuity) or other state intelligence, automated malbot or something else?

I am beginning to think that transparency may have to be the new security . . . Rolling Eyes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_society

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Aug 2011, 06:34    Post_subject:  

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The other day, whilst charging a program
I had not loaded appeared on the phone
AND (I think it was some sort of clock) a program I had not loaded
appeared in Puppy.


Man you scare me. Smile

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PostPosted: Fri 26 Aug 2011, 09:13    Post_subject:  

Based on the original post of this thread, THAT'S ME! Oh how I have a hyperparanoid mind. So paranoid in fact that I don't bother with firewalls. I just trust my router and never ever EVER EVER EVER type in anything to do with bank accounts or personal info like birth dates or physical address and whatnot. I will only buy online stuff if there's a customer service phone number I can call to give my info to a live human with no personal info crossing my keyboard. Knowing that my name is Chad is the closest anybody online will ever come to hacking me. Let them hack my pc. They won't get anything worth having. I'm so paranoid that sometimes I drag out guns, swords, and various power tools just because I get that feeling. My home is a fortress and I'm fully prepared and literally waiting for zombie attack or SHTF scenarios. People around me say they're gonna come find me if civilization ever collapses. They know they'll be safe and eat well.

They say that perfect paranoia is perfect awareness. They're right.
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PostPosted: Fri 26 Aug 2011, 21:24    Post_subject:  

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They know they'll be safe and eat well.


If they are zombies - you might well be on the menu Laughing
I should think most people will be unable to find you
. . . and I wonder if the hyper paranoid and their weapons
make safe dinner company?

My approach is very different.
If my government or any government is taking an interest . . .
it show they care . . . what they care about is their interests . . .

I am far more concerned about compulsory advertising
(available from G-ogle who do no evil - unless there is a profit in it)

I don't buy into paranoia or compulsory glutton level consumerism

If I had a mind I would sell it
- perhaps online to the highest bidder . . . Wink

I sometimes wonder if paranoia is a form of fear
I am not really frightened by fear
though I am a little scared for those scarred by it . . .

Maybe there is a middle way? Smile

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PostPosted: Thu 08 Sep 2011, 01:54    Post_subject:  

They have your phone.
They have your computer.
Get in your car and drive for the hills . . .

Wait . . .
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-mcafee-hacker-threat-autos.html

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PostPosted: Thu 08 Sep 2011, 03:52    Post_subject:  

hi lob

another good reason to keep using my 1968 diesel land rover, as well as it being able to run on used cooking oil. (because its cheap)

cheers
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