[Chugalug] Am I Paranoid?

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 11 14:40:17 UTC 2013


Eh, 'Securing' your traffic is questionable at this point unless you switch
back to a 'sneakernet' sort of network.

With the growing computing power the NSA has at their fingertips, I'm more
apt to assume that if they want to crack your encryption, they will crack
it.


On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 10:26 AM, Jon Stanford <jbirdvegas at aokp.co> wrote:

> Even thoughbus just using pgp/gpg to shoot the proverbial shit with each
> other would cause the NSA overlords to track us (and/or justification for
> them already tracking us) I'd welcome the opportunity to secure our
> traffic.
> On Sep 11, 2013 9:21 AM, "Mike Harrison" <cluon at geeklabs.com> wrote:
>
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>> On Sep 11, 2013, at 9:35 AM, Peter Veotsch <petveot at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>> >  Turns out he has a 4096 bit encryption key.
>>
>> I doubt that's the issue, you can try importing mine if you think that
>> it's related. My work email key is 4096 bits.
>>
>> Option 1:
>> Random rare coincidence
>>
>> Option 2:
>> Your download of the key was hijacked, injected.. etc..  and used to
>> compromise your system.
>> IT may or may not have been successful. If truly successful, you would
>> not have had an issue.
>>
>> Factors:  What ISP's were between you and the key-servers, updates
>> applied to your Mac, cosmic rays…..
>>
>> Just because you are paranoid, does not mean they aren't out to get you.
>>
>> An idea, just for fun: a full PGP/GPG encrypted Chugalug sub-list?
>>
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