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An anonymous reader writes: Are there any ways to exchange high-tech private messages that are secure from government intrusion? Recent news stories show that even powerful individuals are not immune to [sometimes warrantless] taps of their phone, SMS, email, or Dropbox-style messages. (Please don't say, "Yes there is a way, but if I told you I would have to kill you.")
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Ask Slashdot: Any Ways to Send Private Messages that are Free from Intrusion?

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  • by MrL0G1C ( 867445 )

    I'm no crypto expert but afaik the safest thing you can do is exchange public keys in person, then use those keys to encrypt the messages before emailing/messaging them etc. Other methods are probably susceptible to man-in-the-middle attacks.

  • by H3rm3$ ( 2773453 )
    best way i could think of is place a message in a pic a upload it to a darknet like free-net but it would be public so as long as you work out a code before hand it would be unlikely any one would get all the right pics and then know how to decoded the txt from the random number of pics you had to download to get the whole code to that still would have to be decoded
  • While security through obscurity is a fallacy, surely any message exchange system described on a public forum is easier to identify and attack.

    Define the problem.

    Do you need to protect your message from tampering?
    Do you need to hide what you're saying? (protect the message from being read by undesirables - and for how long?)
    Do you need to hide who you're saying it to? ("We don't know what you two are talking about, but we know you're talking and it can't be good.")
    Do you need to hide the fact that you're sa

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