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

  • From: Ryan Carboni <ryacko@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2014 11:17:38 -0700

Do banking in person and pay bills with checks.

Besides, your bank account is paying for the teller anyway.

On Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 3:48 AM, doug <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>  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.
> Dougie.
> 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>
> 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 <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>> wrote:
>>> http://cryptome.org/2013/12/Full-Disclosure.pdf
>>> Anyone got any views on this one...surprised that no one has mentioned
>>> it since I last posted it.
>>> ATB
>>> Dougie.
>>   --

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