[cryptome] Re: DIY Spy Germicide

  • From: John Young <jya@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:02:51 -0400

It is a challenge to resist the temptation of no security will work
against powerful attackers. Security experts go back and forth
on this: whether to terrify or to solace, with all sides warning
against false hope and false hopelessness.

This is hardly limited to security, it applies as well to knowledge,
belief, love. Faith versus skepticism, anxiety versus pharmaceuticals,
diplomacy verus war, talk versus action, realism versus idealism,
existentialism versus essentialism, all time combat doubt versus
certainty.

These convert to amateur versus expert. Amatuers usually
prevail due to the hardheadness and overconfidence of
experts who have a failure rate of 100% compared to
amateurs rate of much less than that, though variable
and hard to predict.

But amateurs are the innovators, risk takers, fumblers,
geniuses, idiot savants, mavericks, outliers, loners,
cranks, curmudgeons, jerks, inepts, disfunctional,
disorderly, usually poor but sometimes rich as
Croseus thus able to screw up without losing their
income and adoring fans.

Security is a racket but so are most organized endeavors,
the key fault is organized -- this has to leave out what
doesn't fit the mold of conventional wisdom. Organizers
hate and fear amateurs. Self-regulating organizations,
SEC's SROs, as with all officially sanctioned professions,
religions, and philosophers, self-deal and cheat their
followers not because they are merely venal, but because
"others do it, so must we."

DIY has become a self-regulating racket, also known
as democracy, so why should it not go against the spies
determination to exterminate what they see as deadly
germs out to destroy secrecy.



At 12:15 PM 8/11/2013, you wrote:
On 8/11/2013 7:30 AM, John Young wrote:
DIY Germicide:

http://prism-break.org
http://lockerproject.org/
https://securityinabox.org/
http://eyebeam.org/research/calls/request-for-proposals-prism-break-up



Is 'SPY Germicide' vaporware? Does anyone believe these ideas will work? Good intentioned, wishful thinking, falling back to nostalgic memes of simpler times won't get us to the promised land. (It did earn Snowden a little refugee time in Russia).

The Government and Commercial versions of the Panopticon are way ahead of all Prism-break's pretend solutions. In all probability, the Panopticon is the eyes and ears of the coming Singularity.

There will be no new version of Kristallnacht to break up the Panopticon's prisms. The prisms will reflect the details of the revolution before it ever gets underway.

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