Posts Tagged ‘encryption’

Sep 20, 2014

Luddite Writes Article Tooting Horn of Kid Genius Outsmarting NSA

http://www.wired.com/2014/09/new-encrypted-chat-program-thwarts-nsa-eliminating-metadata/

If there’s one thing I hate, it’s when my privacy is invaded. But there’s something else I hate: hypocrisy.

According to this Wired article, a middle school drop-out has “outsmarted” the NSA’s surveillance of chats and emails. To mention that he dropped out of middle school at the age of 13 implies that he’s somekind of genius and not some spoiled rich kid who had a big advantage in life. I’m sure he’s lacking in social skills and other stuff. He actually started writing his program when he was 18, he is now 22. I hate this stereotype of young teenagers being smart at technology. It’s technology industry’s propaganda to get young kids to become their slaves. Much like how Doogie Howser tricked kids to become doctors who eventually went on to star in Broadway plays. Go figure.

But he’s basing his software on an existing IP masking software called TOR. Which has been proven to be breakable.

I’m not too savvy on that shit, but I’m not a complete luddite either.

As long as you can follow that transmission, you will be able to find out where it’s coming from. Who cares if you change the binary data. That shit still has to go through a line or airspace. And when it does, it can be intercepted.

I’m just trying to be practical about it.

1. Consider that your rights and privacy are completely compromised.

2. You can be stupid and TOR all your communications and encrypt all your emails and all that shit, but that’s just not practical.

3. Just go about your day and keep doing what you’re doing. Those losers at the NSA, CIA, FBI, police, etc., can continue to harass and abuse you, but like many bullies, if you ignore them, they’ll soon disappear.

But unless you can really make the shit hit the fan and expose which federal scum are harassing you, completely out or blow their covers and make them lose their jobs, then don’t bother engaging them. Karma has a way of bringing justice.

If anything, America will fall because of these federal agents’ stupidity. You can trust me on that.

Apr 11, 2014

Heartbleed bug is vulnerability in OpenSSL

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/nsa-denies-it-used-heartbleed-bug-gather-intelligence-n78356

Well, well, well, NOW they’re getting more specific about what the “Heartbleed bug” actually is. Turns out, it’s a vulnerability in OpenSSL. You gotta be pretty stupid to use OpenSSL to log into a secure site. Like anything that is opensource, any joe schmo can go in there and put their own code leaving a backdoor open for them later. I don’t care if there is a peer-reviewed system in place. If all those supposed peers are crooked and corrupt, the entire system is already compromised. Such is the case with certain forum software (I won’t name names, but they have very sketchy behavior).

Thank goodness I never used OpenSSL (and I would never enable it if it came with any software). So I’m not too worried.

Fuck you, NSA. You guys need to stop playing games.

(OpenSSL is something the NSA would have created. But they’re claiming they didn’t. Do your research. Most of the encryption algorithms the entire Internet uses is written by NSA. Remember, NSA isn’t some righteous cream of the crop elite superhero group, they’re people, and people are flawed, crooked, corrupt, selfish, etc. Bad shit can happen and it does.)