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[liberationtech] Revised Liberationtech Mailing List Guidelines

Greg Norcie greg at norcie.com
Fri Aug 3 21:32:21 PDT 2012


This is a good logic, but there is still a problem even if Google scans
uploads.

Both state and nonstate actors often use zero day vulnerabilities. Since
a zero day has never been seen before, there is no signature for it in
any virus database.
--
Greg Norcie (greg at norcie.com)
GPG key: 0x1B873635


On 8/3/12 9:10 PM, Omer Gibreel wrote:
> Greeting,
> 
> as i have suggested previously, a person could upload the doc file
> to Google doc and select the option of sharing the link publicly, this
> would allow people to access your document online. another method which
> has already been stated before is to just copy and paste the content on
> the email indicating the starting point of the document and the ending
> point. also if you are worried about virus from google doc i have just
> done a search and found out that google doc has an
> internal mechanism for scanning virus from document that are being
> shared. here is more information on that in this page under the subtitle
> security  http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=172541, 
> 
> well i hope this help and if anyone has any
> information concerning the security of accessing document
> using Google doc i hope they can share it with us. i also agree
> with kyrah there is no point in using drop box as it would be as if we
> are downloading a document into out system there is no difference
> between a downloading a file from drop box and a downloading a file from
> a email attachments. 
> 
> 
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>     Omer Gibreel
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>     Seoul National University
>     Master Candidate of Management Information System 
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> 
>> Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2012 23:42:54 +0200
>> From: kyrah at kyrah.net
>> To: liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu
>> Subject: Re: [liberationtech] Revised Liberationtech Mailing List
> Guidelines
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Many thanks, Yosem, Brian and Nathan for this initiative!
>>
>> > Any sharing that needs to be done can use public Google Docs
>> > or Dropbox links.
>>
>> This may be a silly question, but how exactly does downloading something
>> from a a Dropbox link differ from downloading an email attachment? The
>> basic issue of potentially malicious binaries from a potentially spoofed
>> source is still there, isn't it?
>>
>> Unless I am overlooking something (which may very well be the case),
>> isn't the main issue here about trusting binaries -- regardless whether
>> they are sent as attachments, or as links to some download site? Just
>> thinking aloud here... perhaps the policy could be extended to encourage
>> sharing information in plain text/html whenever possible?
>>
>> Best, kyrah
>>
>> --
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