[cryptome] Re: cryptome compromised?

  • From: Aftermath <aftermath.thegreat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:02:45 -0700

bitmessage is cool but its too new still. Ya it does have flaws. We seen a
few vulns already, some quite serious, but it is innovative and thats good.
Namecoin is innovative as well.

You are absolutely correct that there are central points of some blockchain
technologies. Bitmessage isnt exactly what I am refering too tho.

Keyhotee is part of a decentralized exchange for bitcoin, litecoin, and all
other altcoins as well as new technologies that are refered to as

The same company has created a framework that will allow devs to
create decentralized autonomus companies. One of the autonomus companies is
creating something very similar to namecoin, using the .p2p tld. They are
calling it bitDNS.

Bitshares, created by invictus is going to bring some new
interesting technology to everyone.

Invictus is a traditional company and they are centralized. This isnt
stopping them from changing the crypto currency industry and creating a
whole new crypto asset indusrtry

bitshares does not use traditional Proof of work. It uses delegated proof
of stake.

On Monday, June 9, 2014, Shaun O'Connor <capricorn8159@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>  where you referring to bitmessage by any chance? that is pretty much
> written on the back of bitcoin as are a number of similar projects.
> namecoin being another prime example.
> now that one although claiming to be decentralized blows itself wide open
> because in order to get a dot bit tld you have to register with some third
> party organization and pay them a regular fee in conventional monetary
> term(credit card papal whatever) so right away threes a big whole in that
> "decentralized" system. oh and even that gets stranger because for anyone
> to be able to access your dot bit site they have to get a plugin for
> firefox. install it and leave ff running for  5 hours for the blockchain to
> be created or some such. the perfect trap tp give the nasty guys unfettered
> access to your system, I just don't buy into the namecoin thing for that
> reason alone.
>  Oh and as aside the whole of the cryptome archive has been stuck on the
> bit torrent network ( spotted it on btdigg.org.)  a whopping 10G file
> On 10/06/2014 05:16, Aftermath wrote:
> if youre serious about secure email you can always set up your own
> pgp mail server
>  for a while i was paying for countermail. its a disklesd webmail server
> that boots from a read-only cd rom with a public keysize of 4096 bits. you
> can also pay with bitcoin which had me sold on it.
>  i no longer use it because they use a java applet for the pgp functions
> which i dont really like because its not at all open so iits not open for a
> security assesment by the community.
>  after 6 months of using it i happened to find their FAQ. Turns out all
> their private keys are stored on their server. you can remove ypur private
> key and back it up to an encrypted flash drive or whatever for safe
> keeping, but i really wish they would had made that more clear when i
> signed up.
>  theres also the posdibility that the whole thing is a honeytrap. this
> assesment, in part or whole, can be said about most suposidly secure
> webmail services. some are even worse like hushmail where encryption doesnt
> mean shit if they give up your private keys because the judge signed a
> warrant.
>  i have higher hopes for new decentralized technologies. im proud that i
> can say i am founder and financial backer of the decentralized identity
> software that will be known as keyhotee when it comes out
>  i still say that there should be an open source, multi platform  encrypted
> decentralized voip program with text messaging that can be used over wifi.
> an anonymization feature would be icing on the cake. of course that would
> be a tall order, but a guy can dream.
> On Monday, June 9, 2014, <shelley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 9, 2014, at 08:26 PM, Jarrod B wrote:
> > Well this has really put me in a bad mood today. I've never really had
> > the
> > need for a secure email address, but I think I've been inspired to set
> > one
> > up,......
> >
> > Not happy and sensing something sinister going on.
> >
> Don't despair just yet.  There may be a simpler explanation.
> Re: using free email:  The spooks just take everything anyway (as the
> fiber optic splitters in Room 641A have shown, etc.), but one makes it
> much easier for the bastards by using google/yahoo/msft's "free" email
> (where the companies are compelled to be complicit, and *you* are the
> product), and by not using encryption.  Sure, the ciphers have probably
> been intentionally weakened, but why make it easy for them?
> I've been using a non-USA email provider for many years, but it really
> makes no difference when they tap the Internet backbone and just steal
> everything.  If you have need to transmit sensitive communication, doing
> it online is just not safe.
> -S
> >
> > On Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 11:04 PM, <> wrote:
> >
> > > On Mon, Jun 9, 2014, at 07:01 PM, Aftermath wrote:
> > > > yea, i think we are all curious as to the nature of the outage. is it
> > > > just
> > > > me or are mirrors down as well?
> > > >
> > >
> > > This is the only one that's up & has recent activity (akashmanews.com
> > > mirror's archive is a year old):
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Monday, June 9, 2014, Maarten Billemont <> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Does cryptome provide any sort of canary?
> > > > >
> > > > > — Maa
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