Cryptome does not pretend to provide illusory security, that is security. It is a vile, rotten, corrupt endeavor, like life. Chuckle. Visitors, readers, consumers must be skeptical of security, and not rely upon security promoters, their followers and investors who exploit dependency by fear uncertainty and doubt. Skepticism of security claims and methods is one of the purposes of these lists. Perhaps the main purpose, although it is commonplace for these lists to be used for soliciting befuddled consumers to hop aboard the gravy train. Now and then skeptcism of the security arises but is usually suppressed during times of crisis when incentive is rich to promote poor products and services. Governments, commerce, orgs, experts cooperate to foster crises under guise of opposition. This applies to all forms of security, safety, protection, defense, hygienic pharma. Still, Cryptome endorses the continuing struggle to improve citizen protection, not only as a job, career, industry, but as citizens' obligation to bear responsibility for the commonweal against its inside and outside enemies, if you will, common math against the deadly germs. One way to do that is to not oversell it, tone down the threats, reduce drumbeating, avoid hyperbole for and against, forego advertising, gang-bang hectoring, circle jerk conferencing, TEDing, prize bestowing, to quietly invent, improve, critique, test, apply, re-test often, expect to be deceived by colleagues witting or unwitting, especially by sales, politicians, authoritarians -- the persistent germs. At 02:50 AM 12/30/2014, you wrote:
john likes to be poetic as a wall - dear john please listen to the smart people and have a small bit of humility - it will make you better at your job and we need EVERYONE to step up and be better at their jobsOn Tue, Dec 30, 2014 at 7:38 AM, grarpamp <<mailto:grarpamp@xxxxxxxxx>grarpamp@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 8:20 AM, John Young <<mailto:jya@xxxxxxxxxxxx>jya@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:> Hash this motherfucker, said math to germ. JYA, you, as the original publisher of various and valued datasets... the responsibility to calculate, sign, and publish said hashes rests with you alone. Please consult with any trusted parties should you need assistance in such matters. A future of archivers, disseminators, and analysts will thank you. -- Cari Machet NYC 646-436-7795 <mailto:carimachet@xxxxxxxxx>carimachet@xxxxxxxxx AIM carismachet Syria +963-099 277 3243 Amman +962 077 636 9407 Berlin +49 152 11779219 Reykjavik +354 894 8650Twitter: @carimachet <<https://twitter.com/carimachet>https://twitter.com/carimachet>7035 690E 5E47 41D4 B0E5 B3D1 AF90 49D6 BE09 2187 Ruh-roh, this is now necessary: This email is intended only for the addressee(s) and may contain confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use of this information, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this email without permission is strictly prohibited.