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Comment: Re:Wait - what? (Score 1) 280

by AHuxley (#48671103) Attached to: Did North Korea Really Attack Sony?
Experts Are Still Divided on Whether North Korea Is Behind Sony Attack ( 12.23.14)
http://www.wired.com/2014/12/s...
"Rather, he thinks someone in a political position inside the FBI, not actual investigators, got hold of a report ..."
"These FBI insiders read this and “wanted it to be North Korea so much that they just threw away caution,” he suggests. "
BREAKING: We Can Conclusively Confirm North Korea Was Not Behind #Sony Hack (DECEMBER 22, 2014 )
http://gotnews.com/breaking-ca...

Comment: Re:Gone "dark"??? (Score 1) 225

by AHuxley (#48657083) Attached to: GCHQ Warns It Is Losing Track of Serious Criminals
The GCHQ and NSA faced that with Soviet Union in the 1950's when better use of one time pads was introduced. GCHQ got less and less from the Soviet Union for a while. Then all the messages returned as the Soviet Union needed a complex, real time command and control system and understood the UK and US was getting all networked messages.
The GCHQ is hoping that all the UK and EU networks of interest will go back to the telecommunications networks soon too.
The problem for the UK is that the people of interest dont need telecommunications networks. They have family, village, city, tribe, cult, faith, generational, professional person to person connections.
A message takes a week and might have the courier identified. A phone call will be identified every time.
With voice prints global tracking is easy. With cell phones been tracked, computers compromised and junk encryption standards why would anyone interesting risk a phone call? The GCHQ had all phone networks for decades. The idea that the rest of the world does not need the tame Western networks is not a new one.

Comment: Re:Not a flaw... (Score 1) 89

Yes when the NSA and GCHQ where setting up the standards with the telcos in the 1980's they had Ireland (live monitoring) and other cold war issues in mind.
A standard that was just able to keep the press out and users safe but be open to the security services in real time.
Voice, gps, video, images, live mic, plain text, tracking and all the other wiretap friendly methods and standards could be seen with CALEA and what is shipped now.
Italy had the SISMI-Telecom scandal https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Greek wiretapping case 2004–05 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...–05
Now the world knows more with every year.

Comment: Re:Who are you defending against? (Score 1) 170

by AHuxley (#48614149) Attached to: Verizon "End-to-End" Encrypted Calling Includes Law Enforcement Backdoor
The voice side and network will always be wiretap friendly. So expect any new device on any network to stay backdoor and trapdoor friendly too.
Any voice or text entered will just be collected on the device before the encryption software.
Think about a number station or one time pad. Anyone can hear that long list of personal messages.

Comment: Re:I call BS (Score 1) 74

by AHuxley (#48604895) Attached to: Govt Docs Reveal Canadian Telcos Promise Surveillance Ready Networks
If a court order is ready then a telco will log and track all calls or network use as needed and requested.
The issue with that is the number or device or network been tracked is now in a database at the telco.
The security services in the US, UK did notice that over the years when they put in request for tracking, their case falls apart.
The people of interest just escape or the flow of information stops. The telco, billing and legal system seems to ensure people of interest are able to see the lists of new networks tasked for surveillance.
To counter that many nations are rushing out to find contractors and hardware to try and get into the telco networks with no paperwork or court contact. Parallel construction is now been made easy and legal. If the security services can get into the networks so can ex and former staff.

Comment: Re:ok..what if i don't have one? (Score 2) 184

by AHuxley (#48578509) Attached to: Are the TSA's New Electronic Device Screenings Necessary?
Then a person is of more interest as they know all devices face to risk of been cloned or having globally unique numbers recorded.
Buy an old laptop, replace the storage, load in Linux. Add some productivity applications.
Find a phone that is so cheap it can really only make a voice call and has few other functions.
The reason to ask for a power on is so that consumer grade devices look for a network.
A lot of unique numbers and other device details are sent out or can be requested by local networks.
That device is then recorded as been linked to travel documents and biometric data.

Comment: Re:Slippery Slope (Score 1) 100

by AHuxley (#48569583) Attached to: Australia Pushes Ahead With Website Blocking In Piracy Fight
Re "Slippery Slope meet the Australian Government. This is going to be a wild ride all the way down."
Yes the tracking of ip and files would be legal.
The linking of an ip found to an isp and account would be legal.
Sending a letter would be legal.
Requesting who got the letters as part of discovery would be a free reverse look up to start finding accounts and files.
Every step of keeping a web history would be legal for the security services, police to any court requesting or allowing discovery on the letters sent.
Any ip from a isp in Australia connected to any file of interest could result in a real time database for later review.
Time for a good VPN.

Comment: Re:why so long? (Score 1) 86

by AHuxley (#48554283) Attached to: China Plans Superheavy Rocket, Ups Reliability
Russia had its N1, Buran or Angara projects. The US also had its own ideas about it can put into LEO.
Few nations have the skills or budgets. China will take its time like India and get every part of the production lines working well.
Then the next generation can build on that. Other nations just spend on huge projects and have to start again.

Comment: Re:Industrial capability (Score 1) 86

by AHuxley (#48554235) Attached to: China Plans Superheavy Rocket, Ups Reliability
If "China is using all the R&D created" then China would have faced the same issues other nations faced when the flow of information gets too expensive to just copy.
China like India has not had that problem. Their staff understand their own industrial capability per decade.
"Ultimate high ground from a military perspective" is just a nice cash flow for US contractors selling services back to the US gov and mil.
The "US already has a space plane" that can be seen, tracked, predicted and understood by any advanced nation with anything interesting that could have been seen from space. Most advance nations know not to have anything that can be seen. Lots of nations do allow what is expected to be seen.
For other nations the US could just use a WB-57.
China is not seeking to be a technological giant and then face budget issues. China just needs to keep working on space projects.

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