[cryptome] Re: Is This a Hoax: Backdoor to Wireless Router

  • From: doug <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:48:38 +0100

Hi Ryan,
Thank you for your posting...you have reassured me. I feel exactly the same way. It was my wifes bank account being broken into and her i.d. stolen that got me really interested in studying it more closely, and I have only recently started learning how to use the Ubuntu version of Linux. Linux is very hands-on and one has to learn a lot to get a little. All very complicated...

I joined this list because I thought it would have lots of those clever people on it who know such things and can offer advice...and of course I have a side but much abiding interest in unofficial secrets. One of the things I noticed about the document was that there was an incorrect interpretation of the UK Official Secrets Act of 1989. It got the year wrong, and misquoted the Act regarding the release of secret material. It was this that led me in to thinking that it might be a hoax. And I did wonder why such organisations would go to the bother of doing such a thing, when there are far more efficient ways of doing it, and from afar too.

But, wouldn't it be wonderful all the same if there was such a backdoor to GCHQ and the NSA, just think they would be able to encrypt and store all of ones secret and private papers, and after they had finished perusing them; they could keep them for posterity and then release them for public consumption at a later date, even though they are being rather mean and won't allow one to use them as a free back up...and even though we pay them all those taxes. They could set up a social research facility at NSA and use all the information to gather statistics on what people were doing throughout the world, what their views are on particular subjects and use it to satisfy majority needs, all at efficient cost, instead of just catering for the terrorists and bombers and so called liberation movements. Dual use and multipurpose is the ball game for all of this new technology...don't you think...And the Chinese and all the other nations could get direct copies too...

I understand too, that they have all this specialised remote controlled software which can do magic with ones machine, install new software, clean it up, get rid of the bugs which slow it up; make it work better so that it collects all the information and data on it much more efficiently...packages it up and sends it up the line...error free.

On 03/07/14 09:32, Ryan Carboni wrote:
I don't trust anything I don't understand or could do myself.

I personally would prefer to avoid encryption and maintain physical security.

On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 4:11 PM, Shaun O'Connor <capricorn8159@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:capricorn8159@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

    hmmmm interesting yes however some of the links within the
    document either lead to a blank page or just time out.
    coincidence or otherwise this info and similar has been popping up
    within days of me complaining about unexplained multiple
    connection drop-outs.

    On 02/07/2014 21:16, Andrew Hornback wrote:
    Hoax or not, this is exactly why my home network includes a
    strategically placed hub and a separate system dedicated to
    traffic analysis.

    --- A

    On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 3:59 PM, doug
    <mailto:douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:


        Anyone got any views on this one...surprised that no one has
        mentioned it since I last posted it.


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