dark comms: a basic guide to secure communications

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Re: dark comms: a basic guide to secure communications

Post by red » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:49 pm

DerGolgo wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:50 am
red wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:36 pm
I have a few audio files that I managed to capture while listening to a web SDR. Is there a way to upload them to the board?
Sorry. Hosting media is really not a feature of the board software.
Youtube maybe? Or Google Drive?
I have it on Google Drive. It's nothing fancy, just a few short clips of various tx's I've heard on the webSDR. You can hear tons of great examples and get the station info here:
http://priyom.org/number-stations/station-schedule

This is the webSDR I use:
http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/


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Re: dark comms: a basic guide to secure communications

Post by red » Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:17 pm

I got my live Tails jump drive working, it's pretty cool. Another cool way to stay anonymous.
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Re: dark comms: a basic guide to secure communications

Post by red » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:13 pm

I've been listening to the audiobook for Neuromancer (read by Gibson himself), for like the 40th time and starting to notice that we're already in the dystopian cyberpunk future. It' s just not so flashy, neon and chrome.

Streaming audio from my cloud storage, to wireless earbuds, I order my breakfast from a terminal, pay with an embedded RFid/NFC chip, and wait for my food to be produced. While looking around at the mix of people, languages and ages, one menu board starts to flicker. The images overlaid with transparent rainbow bars, glitching back and forth. My phone vibrates with an update. It's work, due to all my hard effort in starting an emergent triage call center for the latest plague; I've won a Bronze level recognition. "Bronze?" I think to myself, "fucking Bronze? For all that hard work and on the fly programming changes. FFS.

Then, I drive back to my office, scan my badge and hoof it up the stairs. Case is slotting military grade ICE, Quwang Grade Mark 11, sneaky stuff. Slides right up to the Black ICE and bores on in. I sit down at my desk, key in my credentials and wait for an auth code from our security software. *CODE ACCEPTED* My 4 monitors come to life, remote sessions with streaming data, lines of code, flow charts routing calls to remote call centers and tab after tab of phone configs. The cyberpunk future is here. It's just been a subtle change and I didn't realize it. We may not have neural implants, nerve jobs and a full blown wireless consensual hallucination of the grid but we've got our own version.
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Re: dark comms: a basic guide to secure communications

Post by jae » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:00 am

There, I said it.
http://instagram.com/norrisjc
http://youtube.com/kacivic

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Re: dark comms: a basic guide to secure communications

Post by red » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:12 am

jae wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:00 am
this is fucking dark...
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/e ... age-online
Time for PGP.
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Re: dark comms: a basic guide to secure communications

Post by jae » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:46 pm

I was recently turned on to the Signal app by a friend. Texting app that's supposed to be fully encrypted end-to-end. I'd like to do some more reading on exactly how secure it is, but seems like a start.
There, I said it.
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Re: dark comms: a basic guide to secure communications

Post by DerGolgo » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:00 pm

jae wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:46 pm
I was recently turned on to the Signal app by a friend. Texting app that's supposed to be fully encrypted end-to-end. I'd like to do some more reading on exactly how secure it is, but seems like a start.
Unlike Telefgram, some code of which is proprietary and undisclosed, Signal is fully open source, fully transparent.
Dissidents in Iran and a few other countries rely on it, so the encryption appears to be strong enough. Using it is also an act of solidarity. The more people use it, the more noise around the signal that one secret-police or another may be hunting for.
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