Re: FW: Homeland Deception (was RE: signal to noise proposal)

2002-03-28 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 05:14 PM 3/27/02 -0800, Meyer Wolfsheim wrote: -BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Additionally, Aimee is an Outlook user, and mattd is a Eudora user. The forgery referenced below was sent from Eudora. And strings in exe's can't be edited? I know of folks who've edited the PGP header line to

manufacturers not responsible for use

2002-03-28 Thread Major Variola (ret)
KaZaA won in Dutch court today: KaZaA attorney Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm expected the Dutch ruling to be closely watched in the U.S., as his defense was partly built on a 1984 U.S. Supreme Court (news - web sites) ruling which said manufacturers of video recorders are not liable if

Celsius 451 -the melting point of Cat-5 Re: network topology

2002-03-29 Thread Major Variola (ret)
I've been thinking about noncentralized self-organizing network topologies since George posted his query. First, there are several problems that any P2P network faces in the future hostile world: 1. ISPs blocking its ports 2. The entry points to P2P are vulnerable ---web sites that

Re: Celsius 451 -the melting point of Cat-5 Re: network topology

2002-03-29 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 09:28 AM 3/29/02 -0800, Greg Broiles wrote: At 08:55 AM 3/29/2002 -0800, Major Variola (ret) wrote: 1. ISPs blocking its ports 2. The entry points to P2P are vulnerable ---web sites that point to dynamic list of *tella servents, or the Kazaa site that points to active Kazaa

probabilistic headless node discovery vs. a centralist approach.

2002-04-01 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 03:25 PM 3/30/02 +, Adam Back wrote: On Sat, Mar 30, 2002 at 01:20:18PM +0100, Eugene Leitl wrote: Yes, probabilistic headless node discovery vs. a centralist approach. I never really found discovering a currently active node on the network a problem even with original gnutella client.

Mil domestic invaders scheduled for citizens' target practice in Idaho

2002-04-01 Thread Major Variola (ret)
Boise to be test target for Marine snoops From the National Desk Published 3/30/2002 3:33 PM BOISE, Idaho, March 30 (UPI) -- In a bid for a more realistic training experience, Marine

mil disinfo on cryptome

2002-04-03 Thread Major Variola (ret)
From referenced on cryptome: Another fertilizer-based explosive used by terrorists is Urea Nitrate (its components are urea, sulfuric acid, nitric acid, and sodium cyanide). As is well known,

Re: out of the box

2002-04-05 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 06:06 PM 4/4/02 -0800, Bill Stewart wrote: It was one of the lessons they taught you after making sure that you really understood that if you can't see the fnords, they won't eat you To prevent emotional disturbances when they fall into them the Swedes fill them with water and call them

RE: [303] If you're sick of crypto talk don't read this (fwd)

2002-04-18 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 10:01 AM 4/17/02 -0400, Trei, Peter wrote: I'd argue that a nightmare scenario for the statists and snoops would be for commonly used applications to use crypto by default, ... This would make distinguishing interesting from uninteresting traffic much more difficult. If that app is a

IDs, quasi-illegal immigration, porous border

2002-04-18 Thread Major Variola (ret)
[This story includes unforgable-document assumptions (ooh, a *hologram*), drivers'-license-as-ID, and Ca police disregard for Fed immigration violations in favor of maintaining the peace. (This latter is interesting when combined with U.S. Cannot Block Oregon Suicide Law, Judge Rules

Re: Two ideas for random number generation: Q for Eugene

2002-04-21 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 11:22 AM 4/21/02 +0200, Eugen Leitl wrote: I disagree here somewhat. Cryptography ttbomk doesn't have means of construction of provably strong PRNGs, especially scalable ones, and with lots of internal state (asymptotically approaching one-time pad properties), and those which can be mapped

Re: Two ideas for random number generation

2002-04-26 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 10:18 AM 4/25/02 -0700, Tim May wrote: On Thursday, April 25, 2002, at 07:45 AM, Major Variola (ret) wrote: Predictability gets much worse if one of the walls of a pool-table is curved, then the uncertainty in a perfectly-round ball's momentum is magnified after reflection, compared

another reason to avoid airbus: surveillance

2002-05-09 Thread Major Variola (ret) Airbus, the European jet manufacturer, is planning to build concealed cameras into the light fittings above the seats in its aircraft. The idea is to let the crew monitor passengers and spot hijackers before they strike. The cameras also

Re: Joe Sixpack doesn't run Linux

2002-05-24 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 12:21 PM 5/24/02 -0700, Curt Smith wrote: If there were servers on the internet which automatically displayed all plaintext e-mail messages which passed through them as webpages (for the bored, curious, and opportunistic), THEN everyone would see the value of encrypted e-mail. Hmm, didn't

Geopolitical Snuff Film, 2002; Rating: 3 jets

2002-05-25 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 09:03 PM 5/24/02 -0700, Eric Cordian wrote: The FBI currently has its shorts in a wad over the numerous Web sites featuring the short but poignant last moments of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. It seems unlikely that creation, sale, or possession of depictions of Americans being

Anthrax, barbed wired gags, stinkin' in Tennessee

2002-06-03 Thread Major Variola (ret)
Something stinks in Tenn, and its not the Gores this time: Among his recent cases was the death of Harvard University biologist Don Wiley, whose fall from a Memphis bridge in December fueled fears of terrorist kidnappings. The medical examiner also helped identify the body of Katherine Smith,

RSA SSL-C benchmark on Itanium 2 (vs. Ultrasparc multiproc)

2002-06-05 Thread Major Variola (ret)
from Intel sources, quoted by eweek 3 jun 02: Itanium 2 does 1,440 secure transactions/sec, nearly three times the performance of an 8-CPU Ultrasparc III server FWIW; there was a thread on SSL performance here some time ago.

tracking tech: J. Bell-like vehicle tracker used by locals, malfunctions

2002-06-06 Thread Major Variola (ret)
Investigators had a list of 20 possible suspects, but Fischer was moved to the top. Detectives said they attached a tracking device to her car, hoping to catch her in the act. On Sunday, more than 30 razor blades were found hidden in Alicia Park in Mission Viejo. Had Fischer been there, the

Re: Degrees of Freedom vs. Hollywood Control Freaks

2002-06-06 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 12:25 PM 6/6/02 -0700, Morlock Elloi wrote: There are also a lot of motion artefacts which give a certain feel do DVD image - but then, that may become fashionable, as valve amplifiers are again Jeezum, how old *are* you? We haven't called vacuum tubes 'valves' for some time.. Must

Tech lay communication: IDS, Patch, Legislativermin (TEALE)

2002-06-06 Thread Major Variola (ret)
Intercepted a live broadcast of a CA state board on privacy reviewing some breaching of a state comptroller's servers which manage state deductions. The Teale Data Center incident alluded to at and at the gnarly URL:

I got your secure documents right here, bub

2002-06-06 Thread Major Variola (ret)
On April 9, the City and County of Denver Vital Records Office was robbed of over 2,300 sheets of preprinted security paper that can be used to create birth and death certificates. In addition, the electronic seal machine that produces an embossed seal of the City and County of Denver was

Re: Degrees of Freedom vs. Hollywood Control Freaks

2002-06-06 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 01:42 PM 6/6/02 -0700, Tim May wrote: Someone said something earlier about tube/valve amps giving a boost to the high end, for older, hearing-damaged rockers. Mr. Elloi wrote first about the fashion for valve audio amps and then mentioned that some yahoos listen with Dolby emphesis. I

RE: PGP and Speak Freely (fwd)

2002-06-08 Thread Major Variola (ret)
[stuff y'all knew but for the record] Basically the authors of the below post find that Speak Freely's reliance on out-of-band symmetric key exchange is solved with PGP email. PGPfone does this for you over the same channel --using the mathemiracle of public-key crypto. Since you're both

legislators needing killing: trace = no BoRights

2002-06-20 Thread Major Variola (ret)
Listen to electronic dance music, lose your right to freely assemble. BILL NUMBER: AB 1941AMENDED BILL TEXT AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY MAY 15, 2002 AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY APRIL 4,

Brinworld: NYT on stabilized cameras (For the Spy in the Sky, New Eyes)

2002-06-21 Thread Major Variola (ret) For the Spy in the Sky, New Eyes FLYING in his helicopter, Sgt. Frank Sheer of the Orange County Sheriff's Department in Southern California can be literally miles from the action. But that does not mean that he and his co-pilot

anonymous cooperation is stable if opting out possible

2002-06-23 Thread Major Variola (ret)
Subject: anonymous cooperation is stable if opting out possible Volunteering as Red Queen Mechanism for Cooperation in Public Goods Games Christoph Hauert, Silvia De Monte, Josef Hofbauer, and Karl Sigmund Science May 10 2002: 1129-1132. Volunteering as Red Queen Mechanism for

sins of the fathers (brothers, sisters, etc)

2002-06-24 Thread Major Variola (ret)
On Israel's decision to deport families of martyrs: A Palestinian legislator, Salah Tamari, called deporting families an illegal, unlawful and inhuman measure. Why should somebody be accountable for someone elses actions? Someone

censorship, broadcast media, internet, bin Laden TV

2002-06-26 Thread Major Variola (ret)
While most networks are saying the same things publicly today about what they would do with a bin Laden tape, Nachman said: My sense is the administration's position was something of a red herring. Even when they get compliance with the network, there's no way you can control or restrict

Nortel secret security part of court records now, gracias Kevin

2002-06-26 Thread Major Variola (ret)
Towards the bottom of this article its mentioned that Mitnick submitted a list of Nortel's [1] 'security' barriers to r00t [2] on a widely used piece of telco switching equiptment. One wonders how many copies of this info circulate in TLA's technical intercept depts? [1] (presumably obsolete :-)

videotaping = liar cheat?

2002-06-30 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 08:16 PM 6/29/02 +0200, Anonymous wrote: When an artist releases a song or some other creative product to the world, they typically put some conditions on it. If you want to listen to and enjoy the song, you are obligated to agree to those conditions. If you can't accept the conditions, you

on 'evil' as an abbreviation (Re: maximize best case, worst case, or average case?)

2002-07-01 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 07:25 PM 6/30/02 -0500, xganon wrote: Ryan Lackey provides a detailed analysis, but he gets off to a bad start right at the beginning: DRM systems embedded in general purpose computers, especially if mandated, especially if implemented in the most secure practical manner (running the

Outlawing general purpose computers *is* feasible

2002-07-02 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 09:31 PM 7/1/02 -0700, Tim May wrote: Unfortunately it is being introduced at the same time as there is legislation proposed, the SSSCA, to outlaw general purpose computers Anyone who believes this, or even repeats it as a rumor, is on drugs. I have half a dozen computers, all usable in

Re: to outlaw general purpose computers

2002-07-02 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 05:19 PM 7/2/02 -0400, Jack Lloyd wrote: Real time video still requires something fairly high end, but give it a year. The compression function could be integrated into the videocamera, relieving that CPU burden. Playback is more problematic.

Re: data mining for moles

2002-07-04 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 02:32 PM 7/3/02 -0500, Anonymous wrote: Gee, maybe I should head for Cali and set up a linux cluster shop. The pay is good, less fog than SF, and traffic is better than the 101. If you get nabbed and turn, you'll even get a new ID from the USG, without having to do that work yourself :-)

state dept melting down, trying to intimidate reporters

2002-07-15 Thread Major Variola (ret)
When Mowbray began to get the feeling that he couldn't leave even if he wanted to, he asked, Am I being detained? When a diplomatic security official told him no, Mowbray announced that he was leaving. At which point, the guard stepped in front of Mowbray and said, Now, you're being detained.

Re: Which universe are we in? (tossing tennis balls into spinning props)

2002-07-16 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 03:27 PM 7/15/02 +0100, Peter Fairbrother wrote: Optimizzin Al-gorithym wrote: And while QM can't help you with a particular atom, it also doesn't say that its impossible that knowledge of internal states of the atom wouldn't help you predict its fragmentation. Yes it does. Heisenberg

Re:Atmospheric noise fair coin flipping

2002-07-16 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 01:50 AM 7/16/02 -0700, gfgs pedo wrote: The rules of physics are those that don't change from time to time, or place to place i tend to disagree with this. ... The mathametical observations rely on the parameters that are taken to make the mathametical model. if the parameters

Re: Another restriction on technology - cell and cordless scanning now a felony

2002-07-17 Thread Major Variola (ret)
Nice post, Could this be warped into affecting wardriving for 802.11b connections? The basestation's emissions could be considered 'private' even though they're not. The traffic could contain unencrypted voice packets, too. At 03:15 PM 7/16/02 -0400, Dave Emery wrote: The House just passed

misogyny is infectious: SOF wife wetwork

2002-07-27 Thread Major Variola (ret)
(AP) - Four Army wives at Fort Bragg have been killed over the past six weeks, allegedly by their husbands, prompting the Army to announce Friday it will re-evaluate the base's family counseling program. Two Fort Bragg soldiers killed their wives in murder-suicides, and two others were charged

crime control before it happens: thought control

2002-07-29 Thread Major Variola (ret)
She even conceives of developing algorithms so advanced that society might intervene, to get people liable to be recruited into cells back on track before they can be seduced by elements like Al Qaeda. There is a possibility that with sufficient information about known terrorists we could evolve

RE: today in dc

2002-07-30 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 09:49 AM 7/30/02 -0400, Trei, Peter wrote: Actually, this clicks neatly onto cp debates over open vs closed systems, TCPA, DRM, and 'freedom to hack'. Most modern cars are substantially computerized. Diagnosing a problem usually involves hooking up a PC to a port on the car's engine

Freedom of association denied in Ventura Cty

2002-08-01 Thread Major Variola (ret)
(Note that this *is* political as the Fairgrounds are State property) Dress Code Keeps 9 Hells Angels Out of Fair in Ventura Security: The new policy is enforced after biker club members refuse to remove vests marked with group's insignia. Their leader says he will sue. By

thoughtcrime, art, mandatory youth education camps, AP, kirkland

2002-08-01 Thread Major Variola (ret)
Court rules student's artwork not a threat to police Published 9:35 a.m. PDT Thursday, August 1, 2002 CHICO, Calif. (AP) - A Pleasant Valley High School student's art class painting that showed him shooting a police officer who had cited him for possessing marijuana did not

Simmering frogs with a drop of technology and a dash of law

2002-08-04 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 12:48 PM 8/3/02 +0200, Eugen Leitl wrote: On Sat, 3 Aug 2002, Morlock Elloi wrote: Ah, the computers. Well, those that want computers will have them. They may not be as cheap as today and there will not be as many of them, but I think that all people *I* deal with will have them, so I

Re: onsite service in Black Rock

2002-08-27 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 01:36 PM 8/27/02 +, Ryan Lackey wrote: I'm not actually going to burningman this year, primarily due to low remote access potential; I normally have a laptop and cellphone/802.11b/100baseTX link with at most 15 minutes delay. A satphone is under $2K and its under $3 minute. Cost-cutting

Re: Mitigating Dangers of Compromised Anonymity

2002-09-01 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 01:21 AM 8/31/02 -0700, Morlock Elloi wrote: Just wondering ... in a life death situation (say, blackmailing att. general), what would be the choice of readers of this forum: a) use mixmaster remailer from their home/business/friend. Like that one-degree of separation is comforting... b)

no ICs in nukes...

2002-09-04 Thread Major Variola (ret)
Cryptome points to a paper Using Integrated Circuits in Critical Applications Workshop Integrated Circuits in Nuclear Weapon Applications Wherein we learn, ca. 1997: there are no chips in nukes (p 8) Sandia is considering Java for nukes (p

software-defined radio killer app

2002-09-18 Thread Major Variola (ret)
In some parts of rural america, folks signal the presence of cops by flashing their headlights when driving. Occurs to me that would be a cool function for SDR: press code for or say cop. For N seconds, phone periodically sends cop message picked up by other phones, ignored by base station [1].

Re: software-defined radio killer app

2002-09-20 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 07:04 PM 9/18/02 -0700, Meyer Wolfsheim wrote: People who want to play with gizmos to avoid becoming revenue sources will buy radar detectors (unless they live in places like VA, where it is illegal to possess radar detection devices.) People who like to *play* with gizmos will employ radar

All your canadians are belong to us

2002-09-21 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 11:08 AM 9/21/02 -0400, Greg Vassie wrote: says Dr Ann Coavoukian, the commissioner of information and privacy in Ontario, U.S.A. People are lying and vendors don't know what is false [or As a resident of Ontario, Canada, I'm quite surprised to learn that Ontario has been annexed by the


2002-09-23 Thread Major Variola (ret)
You see this? the Libyan said. This was created by an enemy of God. This has blown many operations and has caused more arrests than you can imagine. Why do you think the brothers in Germany got arrested? With this. When they were talking, the others were listening It's nice, you can

Re: What good are smartcard readers for PCs

2002-09-24 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 01:41 AM 9/24/02 -0700, Bill Stewart wrote: They're also used for non-cellular phone minutes - Ladatel in Mexico is a big user, and I've worked with some British Telecom folks whose business cards are also 1-pound telephone smartcards. Good lord, they only weigh mere grams here in the states

[international hacking] Jacking into chinaTV, hacking the Dalai Lama

2002-09-24 Thread Major Variola (ret)
Using its official Xinhua News Agency, the government released an extraordinary 1,100-word dispatch about the latest hacking incident, saying it had traced the illegal transmissions over the Sino Satellite, or Sinosat, system to a pirate broadcast operation in Taipei, Taiwan. In a separate

Re: What good are smartcard readers for PCs

2002-09-28 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 02:39 PM 9/27/02 -0500, Lisa wrote: I didn't suggest that they should be banned. I simply stated that this was one consumer usage of the smart card reader. Take a stress pill, Dave (and pass one this way). B.L. was clearly being sarcastic/rhetorical and no one following the thread would

Re: What email encryption is actually in use?

2002-10-01 Thread Major Variola (ret)
The problem Mr. Howe describes is fundamental, folks: encryption should be end-to-end even when the endpoints are functionaries in a company. Because not all employees are equal. So yes Alice at ABC.COM sends mail to Bob at XYZ.COM and the SMTP link is encrypted, so the bored upstream-ISP

Re: What email encryption is actually in use?

2002-10-01 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 11:52 AM 9/30/02 -0700, James A. Donald wrote: -- What email encryption is actually in use? PGP 5-7 on Win95+, using Eudora 3.05 talks to Mac whatever using 2.6.2 Signing is not generally necessary. The chief barrier to use of outlook's email encryption Outlook is one of Microsoft's

fun w/ the SS chalk

2002-10-01 Thread Major Variola (ret)
After reading the last paragraph in the excerpt below, it occurs to me how much fun could be had in DC with some chalk, even without an 802.11blah receiver :-) Secret Service probes wireless

UK Censors, Shayler, Bin Laden

2002-10-10 Thread Major Variola (ret)
These folks seem to be subbing for JY while he's out :-) British Press Gagged Over MI6's #100,000 bin Laden Wednesday, 9 October 2002, 10:24 am Article: Unanswered Questions: Thinking For

Re: Echelon-like...

2002-10-10 Thread Major Variola (ret)
Not only is EM correct, but: * many attacks are possible without worrying about keylength. Got Scarfo? * NIST/NSA picked the lamest AES. If I told you what lame meant, I'd have to kill you. * (Lack of) User motivation (related to man-machine issues) is still the spooks' best friend. As well as

Re: Using mobile phone masts to track things

2002-10-14 Thread Major Variola (ret)
You can find refs about this fucking up Stealth(tm) aircraft's stealthiness during one of the recent wars... possibly in England? Basically you have lots of emitters (basestations) probing the RF reflectance of their environment over time, reporting back to central stations... even angular

anonymity ok with Albertsons

2002-10-16 Thread Major Variola (ret)
The Sunnyvale Albertsons has those stupid loyalty cards again, after a period without. The card has a prominent Privacy Policy block, whose text is defeated by the asterisked italicized phrase, Except when compelled by law. But amazingly, it has a box, too: I don't wish to fill out this form.

sniping as performance art

2002-10-16 Thread Major Variola (ret)
From: Trei, Peter [EMAIL PROTECTED] I fail to see how anyone, anytime, anywhere, can support the hunting of random non-consenting humans for sport. Maybe its a PETA activist making a point...

For everything else, there's MasterCard.

2002-10-16 Thread Major Variola (ret)
Rifle and scope: $1,200 Box of .223 Hollowpoint: $6.99 Tarot Deck: $2.95 Scoring an FBI analyst: priceless Some things are priceless. For everything else, there's MasterCard. --- Dedicated to Eunice Squeal Like a Pig Stone

Re: Auditing Source Code for Backdoors

2002-10-23 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 06:44 AM 10/22/02 -0700, Mike Rosing wrote: On Wed, 31 Dec 1969, Bill Frantz wrote: I have been asked to audit some source code to see if the programmer inserted a backdoor. Look for exception processing. Anywhere the code looks for a particular value, something like == 0x3456352e. That

All your pregnancy tests are belong to us [Privacy, law vs. math]

2002-10-23 Thread Major Variola (ret)
Had some shyster not flinched (followed by a judge farting in the wrong direction), medical records would have been bulk-searched by police. Judge Lifts Order for Pregnancy Records Sought in Investigation of Abandoned Baby

One of Brinworld's uglier moments, no rights for immies

2002-10-22 Thread Major Variola (ret)
So two illegals are going back because they were in a white van near a pay phone. They're fortunate, they only got the 12gauge in the face and the asphalt facial; in a month it'll be a cruise missile first, forensics later. Mr. Godsniper, call us back. We couldn't trace^H^H^H^H^H hear you. The

Re: Intel Security processor + a question

2002-10-22 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 05:13 PM 10/21/02 -0400, Tyler Durden wrote: So I guess the follow on question is: Even if you can look at the code of a easy is it to determine if its output is usefully random, or are there certain Diffie-approved RNGs that should always be there, and if not something's up? Start

CALEA functionality in traffic management chips

2002-10-24 Thread Major Variola (ret)
Pg 44 of the current EETimes issue, biz section: A company named SiCastle is making traffic management chips. One in their line of chips will include CALEA functionality, ie, the ability to filter/copy packets to an extra port. The article explicity calls it CALEA functionality and discusses

Re: internet radio - broadcast without incurring royalty fees

2002-10-25 Thread Major Variola (ret)
t 11:21 PM 10/24/02 -0700, James A. Donald wrote: I am a really big fan of Buffy. Seek professional help. but my experience with downloading TV shows suggests that piracy is working better than ever. This wasn't piracy, it was time-shifting. You, as an American with a TV, could watch the

Re: commericial software defined radio (to 30 Mhz, RX only)

2002-10-17 Thread Major Variola (ret)
to decode the morse or DTMF or 4Khz voice, clean up the audio. From: Harmon Seaver [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: 2002/10/16 Wed PM 08:45:02 EDT To: Major Variola (ret) [EMAIL PROTECTED] CC: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: commericial software defined radio (to 30 Mhz, RX only) Does

Re: FC: Privacy villain of the week: DARPA's gait surveillance

2002-10-27 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 01:34 PM 10/27/02 +0100, Eugen Leitl wrote: (Try [to] rewire parts of CNS in control of your motorics). Actually, injuring yourself is a good way to do this. You'll screw up the timing differences (albeit not the geometry) royally. We call this a limp. If you're interested in gait

Software developer is trying to prove his DVD Copy Plus does not violate

2002-10-28 Thread Major Variola (ret)
Robert H. Moore, a software developer on the outskirts of St. Louis, built a multimillion-dollar business out of helping people copy DVDs. Now he's trying to prove that his products are legal. Moore's wares enable the copying of discs even if they are scrambled to prevent duplication, as are

Re: Confiscation of Anti-War Video

2002-10-28 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 12:01 PM 10/28/02 -0800, Tim May wrote: It's going to be interesting to see how airlines and other security narcs deal with fuel cells. The energy content of a small canister/container of the fuel can be high. Given that butane lighters are now banned... Based on personal experience (e.g.,

Re: Confiscation of Sensitive Video

2002-10-29 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 10:44 PM 10/28/02 -0800, Charles Lucas wrote: Goal: To capture and distribute video in such a fashion that confiscation of the camera and other equipment will not result in confiscation of captured video. I dare you to call your system E-Jazeera

Re: Warning.. Warning.. *bleep*

2002-10-29 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 10:23 PM 10/28/02 -, Axolotl2 wrote: On Sat, 26 Oct 2002 17:59:17 +1300 (NZDT), you wrote: Next in the series: FBI warns bouncy castles may be targeted Nahh, FBI warns buses may be targeted, leading to late or missed buses. The primary targets will likely be places where citizen

The Multiple Dave Emerys

2002-10-29 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 10:19 PM 10/28/02 -0500, Dave Emery wrote: On Mon, Oct 28, 2002 at 09:32:48PM -0500, Tyler Durden wrote: Any chance this is the same Dave Emery who does the radio broadcasts? (I listen from WFMU). If so, man! If a tiny fraction of the stuff you have said over the years is true, well...brrr.

Re: Is password guessing legal?

2002-10-30 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 07:28 PM 10/29/02 -0500, Brian McWilliams wrote: At 04:34 PM 10/28/2002, Major Variola (ret) wrote: The e-mails were obtained earlier this month by guessing the login name and password Did that Wired reporter just admit to a crime?,2100,55967,00.html What

Re: Jamming (was Confiscation of Sensitive Video)

2002-10-30 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 07:53 AM 10/30/02 -0800, Steve Schear wrote: At 03:35 PM 10/30/2002 +0100, Anonymous [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Speaking of jamming, I've thought for a long time that a portable jamming device would be very nice to have. Frequencies don't get jammed, specific communications channels between

the police state vs. jury nullification

2002-10-30 Thread Major Variola (ret)
South Dakota measure backs 'nullification' -

P2P ordered to monitor users, files

2002-11-01 Thread Major Variola (ret)
Can't wait until some lawyer in a black robe tries to understand Freenet... which works with Java 1.4.0 on Win95, BTW File-swapping 'Madster' must track songs Friday, November 1, 2002 Posted: 10:03 AM EST (1503 GMT) ALBANY, New York (AP) -- The

Re: Katy, bar the door

2002-11-02 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 10:49 AM 11/2/02 -0800, Bill Frantz wrote: (A number of years ago, there was a case where a pilot, presumably asleep, flew right past Los Angles, over the Pacific ocean, and crashed. ATC was very concerned, but couldn't do anything to wake the pilot.) Around a year ago a small private jet

Sending bricks through the mail

2002-11-03 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 09:37 PM 11/2/02 -0800, Tim May wrote: When I was at Intel we sent our designs for microprocessors to European branches and/or partners. One set of designs sent to MATRA/Harris, a partner in the 80C86, was stolen in transit. (The box of tapes arrived in Paris, but the tapes had been replaced

Re: What email encryption is actually in use?

2002-11-03 Thread Major Variola (ret)
FWIW In the Si biz, its quite common to encrypt files. I've seen (albeit lame, and with guessable passwords) zip encryption and the classic crypt used. Between engineers, and between lawyers and engineers. Typically the encrypted info is an attachment to unencrypted email (often describing its

RE: Sending bricks through the mail

2002-11-04 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 11:17 PM 11/3/02 +0100, Thoenen, Peter Mr. EPS wrote: Tried emailing direct but bounced so apologize to the list for the OT content :) You don't happen to have the url do you? Think it would make an amusing read. Sorry, no. BTW, my nym is for humor value, and spam-avoidance, not replies.

Blacknet hits the trade press

2002-11-04 Thread Major Variola (ret)
EWeek 21 Oct 2002 p 58, High-tech products invite tech crimes P. Coffee Writing about a consultant who tried to sell a client's software, and got busted: Next time, a code theif may use a BlackNet brokerage (as envisioned in the widely circulated essay by Timothy May) to avoid such traps. [He is

RE: What email encryption is actually in use?

2002-11-04 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 10:13 AM 11/4/02 -0500, Tyler Durden wrote: This is an interesting much information can be gleaned from encrypted payloads? Traffic analysis (who, how frequently, temporal patterns) Size of payload Is it possible for a switch or whatever that has visibility up to layers 4/5/6 to

Re: Auditing Source Code for Backdoors

2002-11-05 Thread Major Variola (ret)
Bill Franz: look at the IBM research report Thirty years later: lesons from the multics security evaulation paper by Karger Schell. They describe successfully inserting backdoors into an OS. The back doors were distributed (incl. to P-gon) and only discovered a year later. Cheers

Re: Cointel is back: meet any new arabic-speaking guys in shiny shoes?

2002-11-06 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 01:01 PM 11/5/02 -0800, Bill Stewart wrote: If people start showing up at Cypherpunks meetings and paying their dues, get _very_ suspicious :-) Do you take hawala? Chaumian-blinded-hawala? Or just beans, rice, tequila, and ammo?

Re: German Wiretappers Bill Victims

2002-11-06 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 11:30 AM 11/6/02 -0800, Steve Schear wrote: German secret service taps phones, bills buggees I wonder if its possible if this billing incident wasn't a mistake, but an activist pulling down the pants of their security services. You're an

Re: New Protection for 802.11

2002-11-07 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 05:46 AM 11/7/02 -0800, Sarad AV wrote: hi, Wi fi customers are more paranoid than comparingly ordinary web users who are not so concerened of their security. That's just plain silly. Its like saying a cellphone user is more paranoid than a landline user. It was entirely convenience, with

[Anonymity, Blacknet, Mil secrecy] Photos in transport plane of prisoners

2002-11-08 Thread Major Variola (ret)
Note that the Cypherpunks Image/Postscript Document Examination Laboratories should be able to amplify some of the (US; the unPOWs are black-bagged) faces in the pix.. Pentagon Seeks Source of Photos By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer

Re: Photos in transport plane of prisoners: Time for eJazeera?

2002-11-09 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 08:32 PM 11/9/02 -0500, Tyler Durden wrote: So I'm still playing with the idea of a publically-accessible document that outlines the strategies, technologies, aims and requirements for somehow uploading images and data to public repositorioes. Such a document should enumerate the threat model

Publishing PGP keys --another hazard

2002-11-10 Thread Major Variola (ret)
If you publish your keys, random others can link the key to the published ID (e.g., email addr). This means, at least with the PGP UI, that if Alice encrypts to Bob and Carol (who don't know each other, but Bob publishes his key and Carol downloaded it) then Carol can see that the message is

Re: eJazeera?

2002-11-11 Thread Major Variola (ret)
All you need is 1. A few activists incl. a few to capture the content (eg, videographer, photographer) who are willing to carry a few extra pounds 2. Someone to pony up the equiptment (some of which must be treated as expendable) 3. Someone to set up test the rig with the deployees. Depending

Re: eJazeera?

2002-11-11 Thread Major Variola (ret)
3) stream via standardised protocol using (camouflaged) 8 3db omni stick antenna. Do this in AP mode. Camoflaging this in the obvious place we note that our metallicized underwear provides a nice ground plane reflector, adding a db or two.

Codetalking, private business, harassment, EEOC, freedom of speech/association

2002-11-12 Thread Major Variola (ret)
[Summary: Navajo is banned by employer because employees are being rude in that language. So the EEOC objects. Ironies: Navajo, codetalkers, feds. EEOC harassing employer who is trying to prevent harassment (in Navajo) of others.] English group enters Navajo language fray From the National

Re: Psuedo-Private Key (eJazeera)

2002-11-20 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 02:19 PM 11/20/02 -0500, Tyler Durden wrote: From what I can grok this is not what I was looking for, but it IS a valuable tool. What's missing? What part of your threat model didn't they consider? What I'm talking about, I think, would be better in certain scenarios, as a rubber-hose-holder

Aerosil digression

2002-11-21 Thread Major Variola (ret)
Got Aerosil? What the heck is Aerosil? Is that like UBIK? Extremely fine SiO2. Helps disperse pharmaceuticals, anthrax, VX. Lots of others uses. Bugs U$G that the New Next Target bought some. What's UBIK? D'you mean Dr. Seuss' Ooblek? Is Ooblek on the ITAR list? --- Got Atropine?

Re: New Wi-Fi Security Scheme Allows DoS (fwd)

2002-11-21 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 11:38 AM 11/21/02 -0500, Tyler Durden wrote: I was thinkin about this... It certainly looks like Concerned Authorities might be able to easily stop a Smart Mob from uploading the images of beatings, etc... this way. That and a round-up-and-grab knapsacks/laptops as evidence of illegal activity,

Re: Microsoft on Darknet

2002-11-22 Thread Major Variola (ret)
At 04:59 PM 11/21/02 -0800, James A. Donald wrote: -- According to Microsoft, Darknet is being undermined by free riders. They attribute this to 2 things: most are on 56Kbps, and legal harassment of large sharers is possible. I suspect it is

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