IVPN questions.

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Roberteyewhy, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. simmersK00L

    simmersK00L Registered Member

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    oh! like booz allen hamilton et al. got it. :D
     
  2. Tinstaafl

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    Automated attack tools and poor selectors can turn anyone into a "random dude" sadly. The TLAs don't bear the costs, nor are they accountable.
     
  5. mirimir

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    It could be more common than we realize, given that most people don't know what happened to them :(
     
  6. imdb

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    you mean about the same number of people who are windows users also? :ninja:
     
  7. mirimir

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    Probably. But more like 90% of everybody but Linux and *BSD users (because maybe there are fewer exploits for those systems).
     
  8. imdb

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    don't know if posted before but here's what mr schneier's got to say:
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/05/nsa-how-to-remain-secure-surveillance

     
  9. mirimir

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    That's good advice. But maybe what's changed since 2013 is #3. NSA has automated a lot since then, I gather :(
     
  10. Tinstaafl

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    #4. Be suspicious of commercial encryption software, especially from large vendors.

    Here's another blog post from Bruce Schneier where he admits bailing on TrueCrypt for Microsoft BitLocker.

    https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2015/06/encrypting_wind.html

    He also mentions that he agrees with another writer's conclusion: "If it ever turns out that Microsoft is willing to include a backdoor in a major feature of Windows, then we have much bigger problems than the choice of disk encryption software anyway."
     
  11. mirimir

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    Me, I think that we have some pretty big problems ;)
     
  12. Palancar

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    The one I have never read about being broken into "at rest" is a LUKS header. Assuming it was placed on the disk by someone who knows what they are doing with an appropriate password. Regardless though; LUKS, TC, VC, or BitLocker (even if solid) can be ONLY protect you while the disk is at rest. I will bank my "chips" on LUKS vs all the others I mentioned.
     
  13. mirimir

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    Yes, as long as they hadn't already obtained the key from RAM ;)
     
  14. Roberteyewhy

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    IVPN working well. Just so fast to anywhere even in Multi-Hop. Well worth the $100 yearly. Just waiting for the Android app instead of OpenVPN as iPhone app has been released.
     
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