Re: tor -- way OT
> Really nice post, thanks:
> I have one [OT] question, i use Wheezy at work, but i tested Kodachi a
> Debian derivative, and it took the HWID! Is it a security problem? Well,
> a second question, are you saying, that when i use Tails, i must not
> permit scrips?
Some of those systems are meant to run live or in vm and not installed
on the hd. I don't know about Kodachi but tails is basically a debian
package hardened into a live system with networking restricted through
tor. It allows you to make a conscious decision and use the "unsafe"
browser, which is more unsafe than tbb with scripts enabled. So I will
propose to you to ask yourself, are those who you trust requiring you to
enable scripts to read their information or participate in a forum?
So, what is it they don't understand? Aaaahhh!! Stick with debian!
>From your debian repository you can install forum, webmail, webpage,
servers that function perfectly without scripts. So the question that
comes to mind is does it have to be this way?
doesn’t have to be this way
I am not 100% sure of the internals of all this, I say what I trully can
understand. Can you mount your hard drive through the use of tails?
Can you read data off of it? If by enabling scripts you indirectly
allowing an application to open ports on networking that were otherwise
shut. Then data from you hd could potentially pass through on the
network. What may be encrypted beyond your machine or your lan is not
encrypted within your machine. You can read it. And you can never ever
be sure who is on the other side of the connection ... can you bet your
children that wikipedia today is what it was and it is not a wikipedia
to you looking like a wikipedia?
There is no limit to how paranoid you may get in digital systems when
even your physical surroundings provide plenty of grounds to be paranoid
about. You just take some "relative" good measures appropriate for your
use based on a general consensus of those who deal with "the problem".
Your definition of the problem is the definition of what you consider
safe. Some distrust big-profitable corporations and distrust
governments. Some are exactly the opposite. Some don't trust either
but consider their political/religious safe-heavens to trust. And then
there are those that do not really trust anything and anybody, and
although I feel bad for them they have already lost in their own
personal nightmare game. So, how many lights do you see Jean-Luc? Stay
There is what some may call ethical hacking which has stricter moral
code than the Vatican, Jerusalem or Mecca combined. And then there is
the scum of the earth who deal in child exploitation, of lives and
exchange of contraband that benefit from all this. To answer some of
these questions is to provide the child molester or the non-adult
traffickers and poison distributors the tools to be more effective.
Which is a moral dilemma. You can destroy a life with a hammer and the
hammer is perfectly legal and socially acceptable, as a tool.
"The most violent element in society is ignorance" rEG