[GLLUG] Schneier on Windows

Charles Ulrich charles at bityard.net
Mon Sep 16 23:37:28 EDT 2013

(Cue XKCD $5 wrench reference...) The point of the article is that if 
you follow Bruce's advice, you're less likely to get caught up in the 
NSA Interdragnet as a potential target because your communications are 
obfuscated or even completely hidden. But if your offline activities 
paint you a suspect, then yes, you're pretty much hosed already whether 
you use encryption or not.


On 09/16/2013 11:23 PM, Karl Schuttler wrote:
> Certainly an interesting article, but a bit silly. If they want you,
> they'll have you.
> On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 9:00 AM, Clay Dowling <clay at lazarusid.com
> <mailto:clay at lazarusid.com>> wrote:
>     On 09/15/2013 02:35 PM, Chick Tower wrote:
>      > In his article at
>      >
>      > https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2013/09/how_to_remain_s.html
>      >
>      > and after outlining several measures to limit the ability of the NSA
>      > to snoop on internet users, Bruce Schneier writes
>      >
>      > "I understand that most of this is impossible for the typical
>     Internet
>      > user. Even I don't use all these tools for most everything I am
>      > working on. And I'm still primarily on Windows, unfortunately. Linux
>      > would be safer."
>     That was an excellent read.  Of particular note was that public key
>     encryption was inferior to symetric shared key encryption.  I had always
>     distrusted such encryption because of the shared key, which imposes a
>     fixed target for attackers to work against, but a little reflection on
>     historical key exchange methods reminds me that each encrypted message
>     can contain the key for the next message that will be received,
>     effectively creating a moving target.
>     Clay
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