[cryptome] Re: PDF Files: Critique by "A"

  • From: Aftermath <aftermath.thegreat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2015 23:25:28 -0700

a suggestion; when possible, pdf files should be published with a ascii
text-only version of the PDF/doc/*file. i see very little downside to doing
this

On Saturday, June 20, 2015, Andrew Hornback <achornback@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

During the transfer of data to/from the device?

Sounds like bigger problems then. If that's a concern, encrypt the file
before attaching and copying to the USB media. Just be sure to have the
appropriate decryption tools on the air gapped system.

--- A
On Jun 20, 2015 9:06 PM, "Ryan Carboni" <ryacko@xxxxxxxxx
<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','ryacko@xxxxxxxxx');>> wrote:

what if the USB firmware gets hacked?

On Sat, Jun 20, 2015 at 12:48 PM, Andrew Hornback <achornback@xxxxxxxxx
<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','achornback@xxxxxxxxx');>> wrote:

If that's realistically a concern, download the PDFs on a machine that
has no PDF rendering capability, securely copy to an encrypted USB media
and read on an air-gapped system with only a PDF reader installed. Done.

--- A

On Sat, Jun 20, 2015 at 1:24 PM, Douglas Rankine <
douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx
<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx');>> wrote:

See url: http://cryptome.org/2015/06/pdf-suspicious.htm



That’s him sorted out then...:-).

ATB

Dougie.




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