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Re: Setec Astronomy

Post by JasonL » 27 Jan 2017, 15:48

Is there anything someone could do to prevent that kind of snooping? Some kind of encryption or something?

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Re: Setec Astronomy

Post by Mo » 27 Jan 2017, 15:53

JasonL wrote:Is there anything someone could do to prevent that kind of snooping? Some kind of encryption or something?
Not if you give them access to your PC and a user account with access to the files.
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Re: Setec Astronomy

Post by Taktix® » 27 Jan 2017, 15:57

Mo wrote:
JasonL wrote:Is there anything someone could do to prevent that kind of snooping? Some kind of encryption or something?
Not if you give them access to your PC and a user account with access to the files.
It would take like 30 seconds to create a BitLocker drive partition. That may not keep out the NSA, but it should keep out the poxy kids at Best Buy...
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Re: Setec Astronomy

Post by Highway » 27 Jan 2017, 15:58

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Mo wrote:
JasonL wrote:Is there anything someone could do to prevent that kind of snooping? Some kind of encryption or something?
Not if you give them access to your PC and a user account with access to the files.
It would take like 30 seconds to create a BitLocker drive partition. That may not keep out the NSA, but it should keep out the poxy kids at Best Buy...
Or take that data drive out of your computer before you give that to them. You ARE putting other media on a separate data drive, right?
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Re: Setec Astronomy

Post by Sandy » 27 Jan 2017, 16:00

Anybody remember the reason for the title for this thread? Google is unhelpful.
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Re: Setec Astronomy

Post by Jennifer » 27 Jan 2017, 16:11

Sandy wrote:Anybody remember the reason for the title for this thread? Google is unhelpful.
It's from the movie "Sneakers," an anagram of "too many secrets."
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Re: Setec Astronomy

Post by Sandy » 27 Jan 2017, 16:46

Jennifer wrote:
Sandy wrote:Anybody remember the reason for the title for this thread? Google is unhelpful.
It's from the movie "Sneakers," an anagram of "too many secrets."
Thanks.
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Re: Setec Astronomy

Post by Andrew » 27 Jan 2017, 17:11

Which the National Reconnaissance Office later used on one of their in-house patches.
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Re: Setec Astronomy

Post by Painboy » 27 Jan 2017, 17:45

JasonL wrote:Is there anything someone could do to prevent that kind of snooping? Some kind of encryption or something?
Well part of the issue is when people delete stuff they think it's gone. It's not it's just the sector is made available. There are programs like eraser that actually goes through and just fills all those sectors with garbage.

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Re: Setec Astronomy

Post by Hugh Akston » 27 Jan 2017, 23:39

JasonL wrote:Is there anything someone could do to prevent that kind of snooping? Some kind of encryption or something?
Rule #1 is to store anything you wouldn't want the Feds to see on an external drive.
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Re: Setec Astronomy

Post by JD » 28 Jan 2017, 09:08

+1 to encrypted partitions and to secure-deletion programs. Obviously if you need to have a tech work on your machine, you probably either can't encrypt the whole drive or you'll have to give them the password, but there are programs that will create a separately encrypted partition for your sensitive stuff.

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Re: Setec Astronomy

Post by pistoffnick » 30 Jan 2017, 14:37

Interesting article about passphrase security: https://theintercept.com/2015/03/26/pas ... ant-guess/
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Re: Setec Astronomy

Post by Warren » 31 Jan 2017, 00:20

pistoffnick wrote:Interesting article about passphrase security: https://theintercept.com/2015/03/26/pas ... ant-guess/
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Re: Setec Astronomy

Post by Taktix® » 31 Jan 2017, 00:31

Warren wrote:
pistoffnick wrote:Interesting article about passphrase security: https://theintercept.com/2015/03/26/pas ... ant-guess/
correct horse battery staple
Yep.
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Re: Setec Astronomy

Post by Eric the .5b » 31 Jan 2017, 03:51

Taktix® wrote:
Warren wrote:
pistoffnick wrote:Interesting article about passphrase security: https://theintercept.com/2015/03/26/pas ... ant-guess/
correct horse battery staple
Yep.
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Re: Setec Astronomy

Post by Mo » 31 Jan 2017, 21:47

It's getting harder to believe that Wikileaks was acting because they hated HRC rather than doing FSB's dirty work. Now they're doing massive document dumps on Fillon to help Le Pen.
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Re: Setec Astronomy

Post by dbcooper » 31 Jan 2017, 21:58

Mo wrote:It's getting harder to believe that Wikileaks was acting because they hated HRC rather than doing FSB's dirty work. Now they're doing massive document dumps on Fillon to help Le Pen.
Link?

All I've seen is a tweet linking a search of their archives for "Francois Fillon". They did the same for Le Pen.
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Re: Setec Astronomy

Post by Mo » 31 Jan 2017, 22:46

dbcooper wrote:
Mo wrote:It's getting harder to believe that Wikileaks was acting because they hated HRC rather than doing FSB's dirty work. Now they're doing massive document dumps on Fillon to help Le Pen.
Link?

All I've seen is a tweet linking a search of their archives for "Francois Fillon". They did the same for Le Pen.
Ah, did not know they did same for Le Pen.
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Re: Setec Astronomy

Post by dbcooper » 31 Jan 2017, 22:51

Fillon's got some interesting family problems at the moment anyway ...
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Re: Setec Astronomy

Post by Mo » 16 Feb 2017, 21:21

OFFS, Republicans who were totes cool with sucking up all phone calls and metadata of Americans communicating with whoever have their panties in a bunch that we have the Russian ambassador's phone tapped because an American might call him. I'm a huge opponent of the all seeing surveillance state, but monitoring calls to/from a foreign ambassador seems like a legit intel target.
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Re: Setec Astronomy

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 16 Feb 2017, 22:25

Completely legit and everybody in foreign service knows it. Whether it's defensible to leak the content of those communications depends, of course, on what is being communicated. But as far as whether it's okay to bug those phones, the answer is that it would be at the very least negligent not to do so.

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Re: Setec Astronomy

Post by Mo » 22 Feb 2017, 14:00

Not surprising, but gross. What's scary is there is literally no recourse for citizens to punish Palantir or Theil for this. Presumably, their customers are very happy.
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Re: Setec Astronomy

Post by Sandy » 23 Feb 2017, 01:58

Mo wrote:Not surprising, but gross. What's scary is there is literally no recourse for citizens to punish Palantir or Theil for this. Presumably, their customers are very happy.
Create demand, and it will be supplied.

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Re: Setec Astronomy

Post by JD » 28 Feb 2017, 14:04

I don't know how to respond to this other than "Jesus H. Christ." Basically, the border patrol is not only demanding people's passwords, they're provably keeping those passwords, along with other personal information, so they can use them later: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/ ... on/517962/

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